There are times when following Jesus may set you against friends and family who are not following Him. This happens. Stay the course and stay with Him!

BibleGateway: Luke 12:49-53

ESV Text: Luke 12:49-53

Luke 12:49–53 (Listen)

Not Peace, but Division

49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 6:17 and ends at about 7:1

49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! 51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 403 :
Savior, Thy Dying Love

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Savior, Thy dying love 
Thou gavest me; 
Nor should I aught withhold, 
Dear Lord, from Thee. 
In love my soul would bow, 
My heart fulfil its vow, 
Some offering bring Thee now, 
Something for Thee. 

2. O’er the blest mercy-seat, 
Pleading for me, 
My feeble faith looks up, 
Jesus, to Thee. 
Help me my cross to bear, 
Thy wondrous love declare, 
Some song to raise or prayer, 
Something for Thee. 

3. Give me a faithful heart, 
Likeness to Thee, 
That each departing day 
Henceforth may see 
Some work of love begun, 
Some deed of kindness done, 
Some wanderer sought and won, 
Something for Thee. 

4. All that I am and have, 
Thy gifts so free, 
In joy, in grief, through life, 
Dear Lord, for Thee! 
And when Thy face I see, 
My ransomed soul shall be 
Through all eternity 
Something for Thee.