Matthew 10:34 - 10:39
In this discussion, Steve Gregg provides his interpretation of Matthew 10:34, where Jesus says he did not come to bring peace but a sword. Gregg clarifies that Jesus was not advocating for violence or leading a revolution against Rome, despite the misinterpretation that arose during early Christianity. Rather, Jesus warns his disciples that following him may result in opposition and division even within families, and that they must be willing to bear their own cross, which could even mean facing persecution and death for their beliefs. The passage serves as a reminder of the sacrifices and challenges that come with dedicating oneself to Christ.