"If a country divides itself into groups which fight each other, that country will fall apart. If a family divides itself into groups which fight each other, that family will fall apart. So if Satan's kingdom divides into groups, it cannot last, but will fall apart and come to an end." (Mark 3:27-26, GNT)
With the Presidential Election right around the corner - emotions are running high, political conversations are intense, and individuals who were once united now find themselves divided.
Our enemies would like nothing more than to see the American people divided. I believe rulers, kings, and authorities of other countries watched and scoffed at the second presidential debate whereas it appeared to be nothing more than two school boys on a playground bantering back and forth and pointing fingers at one another. With serious issues such as abortion, healthcare, government funding, increased taxes, corporate bailouts, recession, education, and job losses; it has become apparent that our country is divisive more now, than ever before.
So, as we measure the pros and cons of our presidential candidates and cast our votes, let us keep one thing in mind: No matter whom God allows to be president, let us come together in unity and pray for whomever is elected president. Let not the seed of hate take root in our hearts for "a housed divided against itself will not stand".
"On June 16, 1858, more than 1,000 Republican delegates met in the Springfield, Illinois, statehouse for the Republican State Convention. At 5:00 p.m. they chose Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for the U.S. Senate, running against Democrat Stephen A. Douglas. At 8:00 p.m. Lincoln delivered this address to his Republican colleagues in the Hall of Representatives. The title reflects part of the speech's introduction, 'A house divided against itself cannot stand,' a concept familiar to Lincoln's audience as a statement by Jesus recorded in all three synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke)."
("House Divided Speech". October 2012. Retrieved from http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/house.htm)
Christina is the founder of Relentless Love Ministries and lives in Linton. She is an active speaker, guest lecturer, and published author. For more information, questions, or comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org .