Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gathering or Scattering

Are you gathering or scattering?

Matthew 12:30
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
We live in a world today, and amidst Christians, who like to think they can mix in a little God and a little church into their lives and be considered spiritually mature. But just a little bit of God and a little bit of His Church does not make one spiritual, but religious.
Here, in this Scripture, our Lord is dealing with the Pharisee's of His day. I say 'His day' because we have many Pharisee's in our day today. They are those who are religious, but void of any spirituality because they have never been born again. The religious of our day have forgotten about what Paul said in Romans 8:14 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Jesus tells these Pharisee's that if they are not gathering people to God, then they are scattering them away. I like what John Wesley said about this verse, and will leave you with that:

He that is not with me is against me - For there are no neuters in this war. Every one must be either with Christ or against him; either a loyal subject or a rebel. And there are none upon earth, who neither promote nor obstruct his kingdom. For he that does not gather souls to God, scatters them from him.

1 comment:

  1. All make a decision whether or not to acknowledge Christ. It is the choice of life with Him, or death. God bless those who heed His word.