Luke 11:27–28 (ESV)
27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” 28 But
he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Jesus teaches that hearing His Word and faithfully putting it into
practice heaps praise on Him. He continually extends His Word and unfailingly delivers the blessings it promises.
I pray: Lord, help me not only to hear Your Word but
also to keep it in a pure heart and thereby produce a fruitful life of service. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1737.