“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’ and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 10:34-39
In John 18:37 Jesus tell Pilate “…for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth.” See Jesus came to the world to exactly that! This section in my bible is called “Christ Brings Division” Jesus says for I have to set a man against his father. But wait a minute! In the 10 commandments it says that I should honor my father, is scripture wrong. No both are true but it’s not really as simple as: ok I have God now I don’t have to obey my earthly father. But we must Love God much than our beloved ones and choose Him above even our own children. That doesn’t mean that we don’t love our family, spouses, parents, brothers and sisters. But we must be willing to put God above all and follow Him even if it means to turn against Him. Hey that’s persecution! I guess in this situation that’s what it means to take up your cross and follow. At some point we must me willing to give up our own understanding our own power our own strength and loose our life. So that we can find our life and allow God to mold us, give us strength, even to have our loved one do the same. And choose God Above all things and everybody. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son…” I want to Love the Son so much that ill be willing to give up the world an Follow.