Jesus has some common sense one liners for the Pharisees: “A house divided cannot stand.” “If you are not with me, you are against me.” “A tree is known by its fruit.” How can he be the devil and cast out the devil? Wouldn’t that be like a divided house? If Jesus does good deeds, then maybe he is good. Are you with me or not? Jesus might ask us today… what kind of fruit are you producing? Is your heart going Jesus’ direction? Either you are with him or you are not… we still get to choose.
“I want to be on your side, dear God. I want to live a life that is producing evidence of goodness and right things. Show me the places where I say one thing and then do another… show me where my heart might be divided and thus in danger. Amen”