A house divided against itself cannot stand.
From the Bible, Matthew 12:25 (King James Version):
“And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand”.
It breaks my heart as I witness Christians bickering with one another over the pettiest of issues like who is right and who is wrong.
For instance there are quarrels about what Jesus meant or did not mean; what He would think about “religion,” or about the state the church is in now. Would Jesus be a Democrat or a Republican? Whose politics would Jesus embrace; whose would He reject? Frankly, I think Jesus already made it pretty clear what He would think about these in the passage above.
I think Jesus expects us to do the work of the Kingdom, to carry forth the Great Commission, to focus ourselves upon the work that is at hand. He’s not one for great debate and superfluous thought or bickering. As He said in Mark 9:40:
“for whoever is not against us is for us.”
Jesus would want us to embrace one another and remember that we all love Him, and that we are all working together as members of the Body of Christ for one solid renowned purpose — and that purpose is to bring those who don’t know Him, to Him, with great love and compassion as we go about this — our duty.
We should love one another, as He first loved us.
- A House Divided II (lifeofafemalebiblewarrior.wordpress.com)