My friend said to me, “Kim, why aren’t you teaching peace like Joel Osteen.”
Jesus says, “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34) Also, “Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division.” (Luke 12:51)
Jesus is the Word (John 1:14) and truth causes division, as it is a double edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). Are we going to be on His right hand or His left? Many are only listening to what their itching ears want to hear, but we must listen and take heed to all of God’s Word bringing both conviction and healing to our lives.