Have you ever wondered if God has brothers? Does the Almighty God, the Supreme God, the Creator of all, Jehovah God, have brothers?
Those may seem like strange questions, yet the answer to those questions is very revealing. It tells something unique about Jehovah and something interesting about Jesus Christ.
Does Jehovah God have any brothers?
Almighty Jehovah has no equal or superior. He is above all and has created all. He has no brothers and I don’t know of any Scriptures that imply any different.
Does Jesus have brothers?
When he was on earth the Scriptures speak of Jesus has having brothers and sisters.(Matthew 12: 46-50; Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21) Jesus had physical brothers and sisters who were also children of Joseph and Mary and Jesus also had spiritual brothers and sisters.
What Scriptures show that Jesus has brothers?
The following three Scriptures speak of Jesus having brothers after he was resurrected and no longer was a human on earth.
I’ll quote this one word for word from one of the most popular Bibles: John 20:17 (KJV) 17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father,
Romans 8:29 speaks of Jesus this way: “that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
Hebrews 2:11-12 says of Jesus: “I will declare thy name unto my brethren.”
In Matthew 46:50 Jesus states that whoever does the will of God, Jesus’ Father Jehovah, he is Jesus’ brother.
What opportunity and honor does this Scripture open for you and I?
So if we do the will of God then we are Jesus’ brother or sister. What an awesome privilege we can have.
In conclusion: Jehovah God has no brothers. However Jesus’ has many brothers and sisters and we too can have that privilege of having Jesus as our older brother. Jehovah is Father of all, including Jesus and Jesus is our older brother of whom we can follow his wise footsteps and ways.