Two or Three

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. Matt 18:20

It’s probably one of the most misquoted verses in the Bible.
I have heard it quoted “where two or more are gathered in Jesus’ name, you’re having church.”
Or “where two or more are gathered in Jesus’ name agreeing on anything, it will be done.”
The scripture actually deals with your relationship with other Christians.
Jesus talks about a brother in Christ sinning against you and your reaction to him.
You are to go alone to him/her and discuss it – just the two of you. If you cannot come to an agreement on resolving the problem, then you may carry someone as a witness with you and discuss it again.
As a last resort you may bring it to the church body and attempt to resolve it.

The full context of what Jesus said, “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matt 18:15-20

I personally do not believe this scripture is about getting things. It’s not about two of you agreeing on earth concerned with asking for a new car and it will be done for them.
God is more interested in eternal things, like salvation, Christian living, and relationships.
Though God is interested in the things that interest you, He desires for your thoughts to mold more toward His own.
Paul said, “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Cor 4:18

One thought on “Two or Three

  1. Yes, amen. Jesus knows what we have need of. Putting him first in everything, thank & praising Him, He will see that we have what we need. Thank You Lord.

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