Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.1 Corinthians 1:10(NASB)
We are all called by God to be holy and set apart unto Him but we are also called into fellowship with our Christian brothers and sisters in Christ. We are urged to be of the same mind and the same judgment.
The divisions and disunity that was evident within the Corinthian church so long ago, is equally conspicuous in the Body of Christ today, and Paul lovingly exhorts each one of us to agree amongst ourselves so that there is no disharmony, disagreement, or dissention amongst us.
This call for singleness of heart is founded upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and not our preferred preacher or favoured ministry. We are to have the mind of Christ. We are to develop the same attitude of heart toward each other that Christ Jesus has for us so that with one mind and one voice we may glorify our God Who in heaven, and our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord.
In a time when there are ever deepening divisions in the world, how important it is to love our brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ. Let us be those who build each other up in love, encouraging and comforting each other as we see the day approaching. And may our love for each other flow out into the world so that unbelievers may see our love, be drawn to Jesus, and enter into a saving knowledge of our loving Saviour.
Heavenly Father, forgive the times when I have allowed foolish pride or a careless attitude to cause disunity to fester within my heart towards my brothers and sisters in Christ. May I be of one heart and mind with other believers, knowing that we are all one in Christ Jesus our Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
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