United We Stand… “Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.” Matthew 12:25
Does your church believe in the basic tenets of the Christian faith? The inerrancy of the Bible, salvation by grace through faith, that heaven is real and hell is hot, the deity of Christ and His second coming are all bedrock beliefs. Yes, there will be tangential issues that distract us from time to time, but we can learn to live with our differences and unite around the essentials—all with grace, love, patience, respect and understanding.
“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (Colossians 3:14).
What about governments that dispute to the point of irreconcilable differences? Can they divorce from each other’s ideologies and go on their merry way? Of course not. But, if they choose to abandon communication and respect for one another, then they choose the chronic course of division and the ultimate demise of democracy’s effectiveness.
Does your work and home have common values that are espoused and executed? When work associates and family members agree upon the behaviors of honesty, accountability, honor, teamwork and transparency—all with a focus on Christ as the head, then there is a high probability for unity. We cannot stand alone, but together we will conquer as Christ did— sin, sorrow, Satan, death and hell. Unify around what’s right and watch God work.
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:7).
What relationship do I need to find common ground? Is my church unified around Christ?
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