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Was Jesus homeless?

Matthieu 8:19-20 "And one of the scribes came to Him and said, Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go: Jesus replied, Foxes have dens and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.”


As soon as he was baptized by John and began his public ministry, Jesus went to towns and villages and preached in synagogues, temples and to the crowds that came to him. He lived his life in the wilderness, outdoors and beneath the stars. Did he fear wild beasts? No, for they were submissive to Him. Did He fear the wild weather? No, because He had authority over the forces of nature.

  • Mark 1:13 “And He was there for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels ministered to Him..”

  • Matthew 8:26 "You of little faith,” Jesus replied, “why are you so afraid?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it was perfectly calm”

  • Matthew 21:19 “Seeing a fig tree by the road, He went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. “May you never bear fruit again!” He said. And immediately the tree withered.”


He gladly welcomed the hospitality of those who were willing to give it to Him, but He was at times alone and withdrawn.

  • Luke 5:16 “ Yet He frequently withdrew to the wilderness to pray.”

  • Matthieu 14:23 “After He had sent them away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.”

  • Mark 1:35 "Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up and slipped out to a solitary place to pray.”

  • John 6:15 “Then Jesus, realizing that they were about to come and make Him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by Himself.


By choice, he experienced the hardships of the destitute. He certainly didn't lack the basic necessities as do the homeless people we meet on our streets. But He had no home to call His own, because the accumulation of earthly wealth and material goods was not His concern.

  • 2 Corinthians 8:9 “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.”


Indeed, the riches of this world are insignificant compared to those of His Kingdom and the heavenly places. His design for mankind is far more magnificent than your heart is capable of imagining. What he has prepared for those who love him is far more glorious than what our eyes see and our ears hear, and has not yet been conceived in the heart of man.

1 Corinthians 2:9 " as it is written: “ No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.”


The scribes of his day were mostly people of wealth and power. Jesus reply to the scribe is a reminder to those who want to be his disciples without really understanding what they are committing to, which is to be following someone the world does not accept. Christian discipleship is not just an emotional call that can temporarily fade in the face of adversity. It is a lifelong commitment to be willing to endure tribulation, loneliness, persecution, and mockery but to continue to put Christ, who sacrificed himself for the sake of others, at the forefront. Above all, it is to realize that this world is not our home, we are just passing through it. 

YESHUA has not loved the lust of the world, if you love the world and you want to enjoy everything in it, you are deceiving yourself by claiming to be his disciple. 

  • 1 Jean 2:15-16 “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not from the Father but from the world.”

  • James 4:4 “You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God”

May the Holy Spirit guide you through the understanding of this message.

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