We know that Mary did not remain a virgin because she had several more children after giving birth to the Lord Jesus. We read in Matthew 13:54-56, “And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?” So, we know the Lord Jesus had four half-brothers and at least two half-sisters. I say they were half brothers and sisters because Joseph was not the father of the Lord Jesus.

We should NOT worship Mary. Mary said of herself in Luke 1:46-48, “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” Although we should be thankful for this young virgin who allowed herself to be used mightily of the Lord, she is not God. In fact, Mary was a sinner just like everyone else and needed salvation just like everyone else. Notice that she rejoiced in God her SAVIOUR. She needed a savior because she was a sinner. She found her savior in God and then allowed Him to use her to bring forth His only begotten Son into the world so that He might die for the sin of mankind.

We should never worship any of God’s creations. He alone is deserving of worship. The Lord said in Isaiah 42:8, “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” In the book of Revelation, John sought to worship the angel who revealed so much truth to him. We read in Revelation 22:8-9, “And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.” The angel realized that he did not deserve to be worshipped. He was a servant of God and directed John to only worship God. Mary, I’m sure, would feel the same way. She does not desire worship, but would direct us to worship only God.

Should we worship Jesus? Is Jesus God? He most certainly is God. I encourage you to click on this Answers From the Book link to see how the scriptures are crystal clear in showing us that Jesus is God!

http://answersfromthebook.net/is-jesus-god/ (309.2)