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A Nation Divided Against Itself

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:

Matthew 12:25

Sitting here today thinking about the state of America. It is so divided right now. Hatred and division used to be subtle, hidden, controlled or suppressed. Now it’s very obvious hatred and division have been made acceptable. What really bothers me is other countries are watching how we hate each other. Some of them are watching while they laugh and ridicule us. And there are other countries watching and waiting for the right opportunity to slip in and harm us in a catastrophic way, maybe even invade us.

Jesus addressed this in Matthew 12:25 when He said, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation.” Jesus was addressing the Pharisees when they blasphemed and said He cast out demons by the power of a demon. However, this can be applied to our situation in American as well. He is telling us through the written word that America can fall to desolation if the division isn’t checked.

Some Americans are so consumed with hatred that they don’t see what could happen unless we close the divide. There is an old saying; “United we stand, divided we fall.” Perhaps this quote should be displayed instead of a donkey or an elephant. Perhaps signs should be placed on corners and along streets instead of campaign signs. Perhaps we should cast down the evil thoughts of hate and try loving instead. Besides loving is less stressful.

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