Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Are You With Me Or Against Me?

Matt 12: 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.

The term “Scattereth abroad” - This seems to have been a proverbial form of speech, and may be a metaphor taken from shepherds. He who does not help the true shepherd to gather his flock into the fold is, most likely, one who wishes to scatter them, that he may have the opportunity of stealing and destroying them.

There are two great interests in the world – Right and Wrong.

There is no medium. You have to take a stand for what is right, or stand with and for what is wrong. There is an open war between right and wrong. You can’t be neutral. If you are not on the side of what is right, you are reckoned an enemy. No neutrality is possible. Either you are with me or against me.

In or out? Which is it? It is a fair question that everyone has to answer for himself. Your answer comes from the heart, the only place that counts. Not just words off your lips but silent words from the innermost heart.

You may go back and forth a little, undecided, but finally you have to show your cards.

Where will you stand?

And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? Joshua 5:13

Where do you want to stand, with the good guys, or with the bad guys?