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 (NKJV)
As I watch the events of our nation unfold, I wonder are we united in our stand for what is right? A friend said something recently in Sunday school that got me to pondering this idea of our lack of unity. Her thought was because we see a large crowd gathering for an event, we will see a major disruption of peace.
We have seen peaceful daily events turn into disasters. Demonstrations have turned to crime scenes. Police stops have turned deadly. Innocent lives have been taken. We have seen citizens demonstrate against authority in small towns of our nation because of their dislike of the way a situation was handled.
Let’s consider what Jesus said. He had just cast out demons. Some of those in the crowd claimed He couldn’t do that unless He, himself was possessed by the devil. Jesus knew their thoughts. He then told them the words in our focus verse. He states it very well. He says, every kingdom, every city, and every house that has division will fall victim to disaster.
We have seen marriages break up because of things that may have been fixable at one time. Cities have sections of town that are areas where newcomers are advised not to frequent. In my lifetime, I have seen nations break apart because of internal strife. I will concede some of those nations were under totalitarian rule and eventually broke away from that larger nation as it seemed to crumble.
As I see it, we need to ask Jesus to step in and guide our leaders, national, international, state, and municipal, and even those in our homes. We, as a people, need to return to God.
Please pray for our world, our nations, our states, and cities and our families.