JESUS said, “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, NAY; but rather division. For henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 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.” (Luke 12:51-13) Seasonally (every Christmas), we depict JESUS as a little baby and we put HIM back in the manger. But JESUS CHRIST is no longer on breast milk! Instead, HE is our Risen LORD and HE is in HEAVEN with the Father, GOD! The Question is: “Why is there – DIVISION IN THE HOME?” The Answer is: “Jesus did not come to bring peace in the earth and/or in the home!” Please read on.
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
Every thing is not howdy-howdy in the home and neither is it in the Earth! For now, I do not wish to talk about the Earth’s problems as they are overwhelming; so let’s discuss home life. We are all born and shaped in sin; thus we are all born with bad behavior! Make no mistake about it – YOU ARE NOT PERFECT and YOU DO NOTLIVE IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD! In this life, there will be many, many times you intended to do good but evil was present because it co-exists with good. As you already know, there is a constant war going on: (1) good vs. evil; (2) right vs. wrong; and (3) God vs. Satan!
(A) The LORD said, “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, NAY; but rather division..” Can you imagine, JESUS spoke these words over 2000 years ago! Today (as never before), we have blended families and everybody is do their own “thang.” Everybody (including the baby and toddlers) has rights and civil privileges,
Most elementary children have their own cell phones and tablets (naturally, the parent pays for these toys). I hope that wise and hipped parents put restrictions on these gadgets and they police these phones and check messages and texts on a regular basis to see whose calling. If not, I urge you to do so! Jack-the-Ripper may be stalking your children and teens! By the time these teens reach high school they are hopeless (if gone unchecked) and the parents will have enormous problems with them. This goes back to the early childhood of little Johnny and Susie as the parents thought them too cut to scold and to put them on punishment! After all, the television shows, movies, and the Internet is the New Age baby sitter in most homes as the parents are too busy at work, play, or w-h-a-t-e-v-e-r.
(B) The LORD said, “For henceforth there shall be five in one house divided: three against two and two against three…” For many reasons, Jesus forewarned us there will be “…division and fighting in the home…” And, it is so! As the LORD said (paraphrasing), “…there will be standoffs in homes and the votes will be unequally split…” Good luck! I hope you are on the winning side!
(1) Children, teens, and young adults are extremely rebellious, mouthy, insulting, and disobedient towards their parents and all adult authority, inclusive. YOU CAN’T TELL THEM NOTHING BECAUSE THEY KNOW EVERYTHING! Back in the day, an adult (teacher, family member, or neighbor) could correct a child giving him/her advise to behave himself. Now, a teen will curse you out or shoot you (may the Lord forbid)!
(2) The adults in the home are full of themselves! There is deep animosity between parents as well as fathers vs. son (and vice versa), mothers vs. daughters (and vice versa), and mother in law against daughter in law (and vice versa), You can take this on down the line to all the relatives in the same family. Sin has no preference to its victims! Perhaps, there is a program which defines this problem: “Family Feud.”
(C) JESUS said, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance…” (Luke 5:32) Since we are all sinners, we are all SICK and we have need of a PHYSICIAN. If you are not sick, then, this Blog is not for you!
However, if there is anything in your life which needs to be fixed, you need the GREAT PHYSICIAN. Do not continue (day after day, year after year) as if everything is honky-dory until your life is one big, big mess! Be honest, if there is DIVISION in home, your house is divided. If there is SIN in your life (as it is for all of us), you are SEPARATED from the Lord JESUS CHRIST. In other words, good and evil cannot dwell in the same temple and we serve a holy GOD (who will not put up with evil). Either your house (your body, spirit, and soul) belongs to the LORD or it belongs to the devil! You cannot serve two master as you will either love one and hate the other! My prayer is for all of us to get right and stay right!
Have a Blessed Day!