The Lord created the Body of Christ to be One.
It is inherit within our structure as the Bride of Christ that we are One.
Then why the faction?
Then why the division?
Then why the fracture?
It is because we do not live the way that He designed.
We have seen this repeatedly in recent days in the Scripture that we have examined.
Take a moment and reread what we have seen the past couple of days…
1 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.
2 Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”
4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Now, read the next verses.
This is convicting.
5 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
6 so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God gives perseverance.
God gives encouragement, especially in the Scripture.
God grants to us to be of the same mind with OneAnother according to Christ Jesus.
It is in Christ Jesus that we are of OneMind.
Not in agreement of carpet color.
Not in style preferences of music.
It is in this unity of Christ that we are of OneAccord.
It is in this unity that we glorify God and the Lord Jesus Christ with OneVoice.
Anything else is the false religion of man.
Anything else is a strategy of the evil one to deceive us.
Determine today to walk in…
- edification of your neighbor
- glorifying God
...to the praise of the glory of His grace...