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Luke 11:23

He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

The cross of Christ demands a decision. Neutrality does not lead to triumph. To not deliberately choose is to make the choice.

When the Pharisees leveled their accusations at Jesus, He spelled it out very simply. There is no neutral ground. If we are not on His side, we are His enemy. If we are not helping do His work, we are actually harming His cause.

Many come to the cross as a source of salvation. They embrace the convenience of redemption but reject the commitment that comes with it. They view their relationship with Jesus as a complementary aside – not the one priority of primary and utmost importance.

True commitment is not convenient. When our comfort is challenged, and we still choose the way of the cross, it is in that place that our commitment is demonstrated. If anyone wants to follow Jesus, he must lay down his own life and ambitions – not convenient. That person must take up his cross and sacrifice his personal desires – not convenient. He must follow Jesus and choose His plan – that is commitment.

If we are committed to the cross, we are committed to the Savior Who died on that tree. We are committed to follow His Word that commissions us to do the work of our Father. There is no neutral ground.


May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. As you lay down your life and commit to follow Him, may He strengthen you for every good work. Amen and amen.

Today's Bible Reading: 

Old Testament

2 Kings 1:1-2:25

New Testament

Acts 13:42-14:7

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 139:1-24

Proverbs 17:19-21

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Matt Hagee