On this post you will get to read our daily devotional from God’s word for Thursday November 18 2021.

Most times in our daily lives, our busy schedule causes us to stay apart from our creator; but if we can only make it a point of duty of rising into a devotion with God every morning, I believe it will be worth it.

The scriptural text for our daily devotional from God’s word today; Thursday November 18 2021, is taken from (Mathew 11:12)

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

(Mathew 11:12)

Over the years, Christians have been trying to interpret and understand the above scriptural passage in its literal form.

But before we go further in trying to interpret this scripture, let us quickly check the dictionary to see the definition of the word ‘violence’.

Violent may be defined as the following:

  1. Extreme force.
  2. Action intended to cause destruction, pain or suffering.
  3. Widespread fighting.
  4. (Figuratively) injustice, wrong.

Based on these definitions therefore, so many people have misunderstood this violent to be a kind of strife or war that has been going on in Christendom.

Maybe, it was this passage that gave rise to the ‘Spanish inquisition’, ‘Crusaders’ etc. where Christians took it upon themselves to force people into the faith by means of torture and death.

Today, this passage continues to give rise to internal strife among so many Christians; who refuse to accept letting go of any little quarrel or misunderstandings go without fighting for their right.

In short, this passage keeps pushing lots of believers to apply violent in diverse ways in their treatment of both their fellow believers and unbelievers.

But knowing that it is erroneous to study the synoptic gospels i.e. Mathew, Mark and Luke independently, because of their similarities and differences

Let us now go to the book of Luke where we have the only known version of this same text to see how it relay its own account.

“The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it. (Luke 16:16)

From the above passage, the understanding we can gather about the law and the prophets which were until John is that, people were readily and physically punished once they broke the laws that were given to them from God through the prophets.

You can read a full sermon of this devotional here what the bible says about violent takes it by force.

You can read our morning prayer points and declarations for today on our religious site via the link below.

Morning Prayer Points And Declarations: Thursday November 18, 2021.

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The purpose of this devotion is to remind our Christian brothers and sisters about powerful scriptural passages in the Bible.

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The purpose of this devotion is to remind our Christian brothers and sisters about powerful scriptural passages in the Bible.

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