UNITY- Where God Commanded the Blessing
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” 1 John 4:7,8
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.“ John 17:21
How important is UNITY? GOD COMMANDED His blessing where there is UNITY. God’s blessing would be where there is harmony, where the brethren would “dwell together in unity.”
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” Psalm 133
The Apostle Paul taught;
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” Romans 14:17-19
Jesus also prayed:
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: . . .
. . . that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:24, 26
There are no if’s or but’s about it, without love for the brethren our professed faith in God is in vain, and that ‘Blessed hope’ (Titus 2:13) would not be ours.
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14
Philippians Chapter 2- The Apostle Paul describes the Christian community which was to have “the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” (verse 2)
Posted on May 8, 2013, in Created to Praise God, Enduring Love and tagged Follow after peace with all men and holiness, God is Love, Love One Another, Love the brethren, Unity and Blessing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.