Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I was reading my Bible this morning and I read Matthew 12:30, and Jesus says, "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad."  Jesus made it clear that we are on one side or the other in believing in Him.  There is no middle ground.  It's like saying a person can't be a little married, a little broke, or a little pregnant; you are or you are not.  By not choosing, we make a choice.  No one can remain neutral.  Like it or not, we are in the battle.  We are born into it.  We want peace, but there can be no peace in this holy war.  Are we cold in the cause of Christ?  Do we think that Jesus is basically okay, that He had a lot of good ideas, but we can take Him or leave Him and it doesn't matter that much?  He drew the line in the sand, no one but Him; we are either on one side or the other.  The second half of that sentence is of the same decree, we either gather with Him or we scatter abroad.  Jesus' errand into this world was to gather together those whom the Father had given Him.  If we are not helping Him gather, we are scattering, and we are scattering to places where it would be difficult to gather again.  It's a little like tossing a basket full of roses petals to the wind from a mountain top.  Can one ever have the opportunity to gather each and every one of them again?   What do you say?

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