“Therefore His brothers said to Him, ‘Leave here and go to Judea, so that Your disciples also may see Your works which You are doing’” (John 7:3).

His own brothers seem more interested in being his agent than one of his disciples. Their emphasis is on the sell; the promotion; the splash. Instead of a faith that plays in such lowly places as Bethany and Golgotha, their desire is for a religion that will impress the crowds in Hollywood and on Broadway. If not guarded, the conditioning that makes us evaluate, respond, and act as consumers can make its way into our faith and churches; warping our minds into thinking that the pursuit of both is for us and our wants instead of Jesus and his mission.

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