What Does Jesus Mean When He Says, “Let the Dead Bury Their Own Dead” In Matthew 8:22?

What Does Jesus Mean When He Says, “Let the Dead Bury Their Own Dead” In Matthew 8:22? We answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.


Principle 1:
When we prioritize things of this world over knowing and following Jesus it does not go well for us.

Principle 2:
It does not bring blessing when we try to work Jesus into our worldly interests. This is being double – minded.

Principle 3:
We should not prioritize our personal interests or our family’s interest over our commitment to Jesus.

Principle 4:
We are to honor our father and mother, but we are not to honor them more than we honor Jesus.


Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” Matthew 8:19

Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Matthew 8:20

Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” Matthew 8:21

But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.” Matthew 8:22

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Matthew 6:24

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.” Exodus 20:12

“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:26

Check out the show notes for a link to the previous episode:
What Does Jesus Mean When He Says to Hate Your Family in Luke 14:26?
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