Luke 9:48-50 – Us and Them

Luke 9:48-50
And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.

-We humans are so quick to draw lines in the sand.  Notice John’s accusation against the person in verse 49; John looked right past what he had accomplished and condemned him for not being one of “us”.  We could easily look down on John for this, but how often do we do the same thing?  No doubt more often than we should.  If a person or group of people is truly operating in the name of Jesus Christ, should it matter if they are not “our group”?  We should be happy to see someone else working at all.  Fortunately, the Lord sees past such segregation to the only truth that really matters; there is no “us” and there is no “them”, there is only “Him”.

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