A House Divided

But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.                                                                Matthew 12:25 (New KJV)

In June, 1858, Abraham Lincoln addressed the Illinois State Republican Convention and gave a speech which contained the above scripture reference. He was speaking of the impending crisis that he saw in a nation deeply divided by the slavery issue. He could see that the inevitable outcome of policies which so divided our nation would be, ultimately, civil war.  

We are once again in a nation deeply divided, and that truth still remains. Any nation divided against itself will be brought to desolation. When Jesus made his statement to the hostile crowd around him, he was letting them know that his power was not from Satan, it was from God. Indeed, he was not casting out evil spirits through the power of the Evil One himself. That would be foolish on the face of it.

We would do well to heed the words of Jesus, because his words are the words of healing. We are not going to be saved individually or collectively by the policies of the Democrat or Republican parties.

It is time we unite in the power of the only One with power to save us.

Prayer: Lord, help us remember the truth of that motto that we put on our currency- “In God we trust”, Amen

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