Posted by: Larry Hoekman | August 4, 2018

Luke — Division . . .

Day 3126: Summer is quickly retreating – enjoy it before it’s gone!

Scripture: Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” Luke 12:51-53

Thoughts/questions: Many people throughout the world have experienced this division Jesus referred to in these verses. When members of certain religions convert to following Jesus, families turn against them, remove them from their family, and often punish them or even kill them. These stories are continually repeated. If you want to know more about your brothers and sisters who have experienced these divisions, google Voice of the Martyrs and sign up for their free newsletter like I do. Hard reading sometimes, but those of us not experiencing division should support fellow Christ followers who do!

This division is beginning to hit the U.S. as well. Currently, it primarily is expressed by those who don’t support Christian morality and is pretty much confined to political division. However, the next step may be just around the corner. Families divided by Jesus.

His peace is personal, not world peace or even family harmony. Be prepared. Sadly, this division is coming soon to a family near you!

Suggested Prayer: Dear Jesus, may I always prioritize You above all others . . .

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