How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1
Most people in the world are living at odds with each other. Each person wants to do things his own way. Each person wants to have everything work out in the way that works best for himself.
When this way of living occurs, there comes discord and fighting. No one is looking out for the other person, but his own personal interest.
The church often has the same problem as the world does. Each person in the church is trying to have everything run his own way. This creates disunity and discord also.
Think about a car engine and how it runs. If each piston chose to run on its own timing, the engine would not run at all. They have to run together in order for the car to run correctly and do its job.
Living together in unity brings about peace and strength. God is not a god of division but of love and peace and unity. Remember that although He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, God is still One in unity.
The only people who can truly call themselves Christian, are those who believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the atonement of their sins. Any person who does believe this, becomes a member of God’s family and should live in unity with all others who believe with him.
There may be many differences between the way different believers worship, pray, preach, witness, and live life, but everyone has the belief in Jesus. That is the only thing that affects salvation directly. There is only one way to God and that is through Jesus.
As believers begin to live in unity with the focus on Jesus and not on all the little side petty details, there will be peace and unity.
As a believer, strive to live in unity with all other believers. There will be believers who get into heaven from every denomination from around the world, you will not be the only one in heaven, otherwise it would be very lonely there.
It is good when people in unity and keep from fighting each other.
How are you working at keeping unity with other believers in your church?
I pray today that you will live with God at the center of your life; that you will love others as God loves them; that you will live in the unity of God with others; that you will know the peace of unity with other believers.