During my daily devotion time for the past few days I have been reading the book of Luke, and what a blessing it has been. Each day the Lord blesses me with something fresh and encouraging for the day. Today my reading was chapters 11-12. Among the many teachings in these two chapters, I especially noted verses 51-53 of chapter 12.
“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”
I think of families were one or two have surrendered their lives to the Lord to honor and serve Him with their whole hearts and sadly suffer resistance and downright ugliness from their own loved ones.
Jesus said in 11:23; “He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”
This burdens my heart for my own family. I pray that all six of us will be “with Jesus” and for His kingdom, so that we will not be “against” each other in our “little kingdom” (our home) here on earth.
January/February 2015 Prayer/Update Letter
3 years ago