Devotion of the Day

Christ or Antichrist

He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Matthew 12:30

After all is said and done, the real issue today, as always, is Christ or Antichrist. We try to move the focal point elsewhere, but here is where the battle rages. And if Christ is the issue, then for us the supreme matte is (1) to become a Christian; (2) to become a better Christian daily; (3) to help other Christians to be better Christians, and (4) to help those who are not Christians to become Christians. We gather with Him, or we scatter abroad.

This is our real “program,” faith in Christ, fellowship with Christ, faithfulness to Christ, fruitfulness for Christ. It simplifies life to one thing, just to be a Christian, a believer in Christ, a follower of Christ, a witness of Christ.

Anything less is not enough. Anything more is too much. “With me” – there is our position; “gathering” – there is our practice. “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Following and fishing!

Are you Christian or Antichristian?

The daily devotions are from Day by Day by Vance Havner. Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953.

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