Are You With Jesus?

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The words of the prophet Jeremiah from today’s first reading should sound an alarm for us today. “This is the nation that does not listen to the voice of the Lord, its God, or take correction. Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech.” Jeremiah wrote this about the nation of Israel thousands of years ago. But these words could very easily describe 21st century America, no?

In the Gospel reading from Luke 11, Jesus speaks about people who accuse Him of being in cahoots with Beelzebul, the devil. He ends by saying, “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” I think this begs the question for us…are we with Jesus? Ask yourself this question from a corporate and personal standpoint.

None of us would like to think that we’re “against” Jesus. Shoot, we’re Christians! I’m very “Pro-Jesus!” But could it be that there are areas in my life that I disagree with Jesus? Or teachings of His that I don’t like or choose not to follow because they are too hard? Maybe we’re not 100% “with” Jesus. If not, then we must admit that there is a part of us that may be “against” Him. Ask Him today to reveal those places.

Father, help us to be “with” Jesus…100%. Amen.

Today’s Readings

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