Mark 3: 22 - 27 - And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.” So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.
When I read this portion of Scripture today during my daily devotions it made me wonder if there are things in my life that are that are "dividing" me, "tying" me up, or "plundering" me. I don't mean anything coming between my husband or family and me, but just me.
In other words, am I allowing things (even good things) to divide me from doing and being the best I can be for the Lord? Am I balanced in my life? Am I allowing television, computer games (ouch! Spider Solitaire), hobbies, friends, etc. to occupy an inordinate amount of my time, thereby "dividing, tying and plundering" my life?
Perhaps. Perhaps not. But I think we all need to periodically step back and take inventory of our "house". I know that's what I'm doing today.
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