October 11, 2013 by bobet888
“Whoever is not with me is against me,
and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”
– Luke 11 : 15 – 26
|October 11, 2013 Bible Reading and Gospel|
It is not enough to banish evil thoughts and habits from our lives. We must also fill the void with God who is the source of all that is good, wholesome, true, and life-giving for us. Augustine of Hippo said that our lives have a God-shaped void which only God can fill satisfactorily. If we attempt to leave it vacant or to fill it with something else, we will end up being in a worse state in the end.
The Lord Jesus wants to fill our hearts and minds with the power of his life-giving word and healing love. Jesus makes it very clear that there are no neutral parties in this world. We are either for Jesus or against him, for the kingdom of God or against it.
“Lord Jesus, be the ruler of my heart and the master of my home. May there be nothing in my life that is not under your lordship.”
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