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For the Kingdom of Heaven’s Sake

Excellent thoughts. I had never considered that aspect of Christ’s life before with His statement in Matthew 19:12.

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It finally dawned on me recently the full import of what our Lord meant when He said in Matthew 19:12:  “For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.  He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.”  Ah, I see it now… Jesus was talking about people like Himself.

Eunuchs were men who had been emasculated; unable to produce children of their own because they could not have sexual relations like other men.  Although some males are born deformed, or else do not have the inclinations of other men, hence being “eunuchs” in a sense, most eunuchs were men of high standing in the courts of kings.  They could obtain access to the king’s family members or his…

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