Today I was continuing my reading through Matthew, and I came across an interesting section of scripture. Matthew 10 is where Jesus calls the disciples and sends them out to cast out demons, heal the sick, and spread the good news.
But down here in v. 34, there's an interesting section, "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn " 'a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law – a man's enemies will be the members of his own household." (Matthew 10:34-36)
Isn't Jesus the one who is the Prince of Peace?
Didn't He come to say, "Love your enemy?"
Wasn't Jesus all about the family?
So what's going on here. Jesus came not to bring peace, but the sword?
I'm at a loss today.