A House Divided #569

23  So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan?  24  If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25  And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26  And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end.” (Mark 3:23-26, NKJV)

Division produces destruction. Jesus stated and applied the chaos principle to the charge that he cast out demons by the power of the devil. This principle applies to a nation. No nation can long be united when strife and fighting exists among its citizens. This principle applies to a marriage. Husbands and wives who complain, argue and fight against each other inject bitterness and resentment into their home, killing goodwill. This principle applies to a local church. When brethren are preoccupied with quarrels and disputes, confusion reigns and unity is destroyed. Be diligent to establish and maintain godly unity that is built upon truth and animated by love.