This passage is a demonstration of yesterday’s reading. Miracles by themselves are not enough to convince someone about Jesus. Someone else’s work is needed in the mind and heart. What lesson does Jesus call us to take in verse 23?
“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”
These are binary words from Jesus. You cannot try to dodge or squeeze around them.
If we are not with Him, it is not a middle ground where you absolve yourself and so are okay (because you’re not really against Jesus, just not for Him).
Our King states it clear. If you are not in His kingdom, one of His people, if You are not working for Him, submitting under and going about His will, humbly seeking His face – Then you are against Him. You are scattering the harvest rather than gathering.
It is good to be reminded of this.
* Father God,
Please continue to remind us of the truth of who You are, and of Your jealous love for us. We are to have no other gods but YOU.
Help us to maintain this truth in our lives, to not be swayed by what the world whispers to us.
Thank You for Your love for us.