Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.
(Matthew 12:25 (NIV))
Is this what you think of every time that you watch the news or read about any topic of concern? Do you see a vast chasm in our society between people who prefer what God calls good and what God calls evil? Do you also believe that you are seeing some of this same chasm between people who profess a faith in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior? It has come to the point where everyone believes their own truth which is based on their own personal desires.
Truth is truth!
God’s Word is the absolute truth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
(John 1:1-5 (NIV))
Jesus is the Word made flesh and He never changes!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
(Hebrews 13:8 (NIV))
We have come to a point in the history of the world in which common sense and a moral compass no longer exist for far too many people. Up is down. Good is evil. Evil is good. Right is wrong and wrong is right. We have become so divided that I almost believe that people would argue over whether it is day or night. They certainty argue over murder and sin. They argue over basic biology. They argue against anything that God calls good. Is this what was written about in the parable of the wheat and the tares?
Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
“‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
“‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'”
(Matthew 13:24-30 (NIV))
Why have we become so divided?
Which side of the division are you on?