I’m Thankful for Unity
The church in Swartz Creek has been characterized by a remarkable sense of unity since we moved here nearly three years ago. Unity is essential if the church of the Lord is going to move forward.
In Exodus 17, we have the account of the war between Israel and the Amalekites. Moses sat on top of a hill with the rod in his hand. If Moses kept the rod raised, the Israelites were victorious. If his arm grew weak and lowered, the Amalekites were victorious. So Aaron and Hur stood on either side of Moses and held up his hands - until the sun went down. Eventually, the Israelites won.
It is good for brethren to dwell together in unity (Psalm 133:1). Paul told the Christians in Philippi: “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel” (1:27). Observe the unified nature of the Gospel: one spirit, one mind, the (singular) faith of the gospel.
We have to work at unity. It doesn’t seem to happen by accident. A sense of unity contributes to each member using their own talent for the service of Christ and glory of God. When the whole body of Christ is fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, then there will be an increase in the body (Eph. 4:16).
Each of us has our weaknesses but we can be united when your weakness is supplemented by my strengths, and vice versa.
I am thankful for unity.
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