…a house divided against itself will fall (Luke 11:17).
A divided house may occur actively or passively.
Some evil person may actively try to bring the house to division and ruin. The enemy of our souls is like a roaring lion—seeking to devour, steal, kill, destroy. He will use whatever means he can find to bring a Christian house to ruin.
Some really nice people may actually cause or allow division to happen through their passivity. They may be inattentive, unarmed, or apathetic. In this case, the devil’s returned to the house will be more aggressive (see Luke 11:24-26).
Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it (v. 28).
Being ready to protect my house requires:
- Actively arming myself with the armor of God
- Daily hearing and practicing the Word of God—this is how the sword of the Spirit is sharpened
- Allowing the Holy Spirit to change me and use me to unify the house
- Being alert to the subtle temptations that would cause disunity in the house
These are the only steps to a strong house that will withstand the onslaught—both boisterous and subtle—of the enemy to divide and conquer my house.
A mark of a godly leader is one who equips himself to protect his house.
This is part 34 in my series on godly leadership. You can check out all of my posts in this series by clicking here.