Not Peace, a Sword

Run With It

Matthew 10:34-36 ESV

Jesus said: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.”

Is this the picture of Jesus that you are hearing taught in your local church fellowships? I doubt that many are teaching this passage today. For so many are painting a picture of Jesus who unifies us all together regardless of how we live our lives, and regardless of whether or not we fear him and honor him as Lord of our lives. They paint Jesus as a peacekeeper whose goal it is for all people to live in harmony with one another.

For what many of them…

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