Matthew 12:22-32 – A Kingdom Divided

Our text opens with the Pharisees scrambling to have an answer for the miracles that Jesus is performing. The crowds were beginning to consider that He may truly be who He says (vs. 23). The Pharisees began accusing Jesus of working through the power of the devil. Jesus had earlier begun to dismiss the Pharisees by using scripture (12:3-8). At this point, Jesus appeals to logic and reason to dismiss their accusations. He famously tells the Pharisees that, “every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste.”