When the world sees the way we love one another, even when we don't see eye to eye, they will want to know the God who makes such unity and peace possible.
Everywhere we look these days, our world seems to be divided along nonnegotiable lines. How can we ever be drawn back together? A pastor once said, “The one hope for the world is a revived church.”
On the program this month, we’ve considered spiritual growth: “Attaining to the Whole Measure of the Fullness of Christ.” A big part of reaching this type of maturity requires unity. It can be tempting to think this is only for inside the church. But the world needs a revived, unified church to lead the way.
When God’s church can demonstrate biblical unity, it speaks clearly to those around us. Does that mean we agree about everything? No, but when we disagree, we heed the words of the apostle Paul:
“Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:1-2, ESV).
This is an example our world sorely needs, and one that will draw others to Christ. When the world sees the way we love one another, even when we don’t see eye to eye, they will want to know the God who makes such unity and peace possible. May God work in each one of us “until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God ... to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (verses 12-13).
Ultimately, as believers we will stand unified around the throne of the Lamb in heaven. As you look forward to that day, I want to recommend the book Heaven by Randy Alcorn. Find answers to your questions about eternity, and correct misconceptions about what life will be like. This is a critical resource for every believer’s library. Receive a copy of this book for your gift of any amount this month.
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President and Founder
God Centered Life Ministries
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