THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Once I performed a wedding in the evening.
After the ceremony, during the reception, one lady looked like she had been left by herself.
Ann and I approached her.
I asked, “Are you a friend of the groom?”
She answered, “Heavens NO! I’m the bride’s grandmother!”
It didn’t sound like it was going to be easy to establish UNITY in that marriage!
A Song of degrees of David.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Neither is it easy to establish, and maintain, unity in a church family!
But, Oh how “GOOD” and how “PLEASANT” it is when unity is kept!
It is GOOD when people work together in unity because there is a GIVING attitude.
There is good given TO us.
And, there is good given FROM us.
It is PLEASANT when people work together in unity because there is a special PRESENCE.
The presence is God’s Holy Spirit working in and through self-sacrificial attitudes.
When we are pulling together for HIS glory, He comes in and accomplishes things we never imagined!
Are you seeking to establish and maintain UNITY in your church?
Remember Jesus’ “new commandment.”
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
“As I have loved you,” means with self-sacrificial love!
When people enter your church:
Do they find it “good” and “pleasant?”
Do they become aware of the power of God’s presence?
Do they see the characteristic of self-sacrificial love?