“And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.”
King James Version (KJV)
Preston's comment on 2015-06-06 20:54:21:
I think he is saying that human beings are subject to the impermanence of life. every where that we may lay our head is no longer there, we set our mind to something and then our mind moves to something else, we are constantly wandering. But this also means that unlike the animals, we can awaken to something deeper.
Mikee D's comment on 2015-01-17 11:34:15:
Here we see Jesus responding to a religious man who, if taken in context, was caught up in the moment. The first part of this chapter we see Jesus doing numerous miracles. No doubt this man was in the crowds excited about the miracles but not the Savior. John 2:24 25 show Jesus and his ability to see the heart. Jesus also is showing the way of the Christian is difficult. We are to count the cost. Jesus said, pick up you cross and follow me. Preach that in the church today and see who 's missing the next Sunday.
Aboagye Ernest's comment on 2014-11-16 03:21:45:
Means any one who want to follow Jesus christ must be selfless and determine. And not fight for worldly things.
DAnise's comment on 2014-02-11 13:07:59:
Jesus answered and said unto them This is the work of God that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent John 6 29 God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son That whosoever believe shall not perish but have everlasting life John 3 16
KAY's comment on 2014-01-24 14:48:22:
Jesus is saying those who follow him are not at home here in this world. We are just passing through. The animals do not have a spirit. They are just body and soul. As God's children we have to live in this monetary world because we have been given life. It is God's gift to us. What we do with this life while we are here is our gift to God. It is okay to have a dwelling here but our main focus is to follow Jesus and spread the gospel. Always giving as he gave his life. If you see a need then meet it if it is in your power.
gloria's comment on 2013-12-22 00:18:53:
JESUS our creator we love you. Thank you, we lift up your name. Thou art our GOD. Your name is JESUS
Beka's comment on 2013-08-10 05:49:03:
Neil, I was confused too, but Wesley's notes help. From my understanding, Jesus was saying that it is ok to follow Him, but do not follow Jesus if you are seeking earthly things. In a way you are correct, Jesus did not claim a home on the earth, and he wanted any potential followers to know that it wouldn't be a road trip with stays at five star hotels, so to speak. Jesus wanted everyone to know that following Him would not benefit them in an earthly way.
X's comment on 2013-02-26 14:30:59:
neil's comment on 2013-01-18 06:11:03:
I still don't know what this means, break it down in a simple term. Does this mean Jesus doesn't have a place to live, so he must keep on the road preaching the gospel? He has his place to rest in heaven, right?