Psalm 133:1, Romans 12:10 NIV 2011
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Verse one of David’s short psalm offered praise for the unity of God’s people. It is much the same Abram offered. Genesis 13:8, “So Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives.’” Paul urged the same unity in his letter to the church in Rome stating: be devoted to one another. Jesus prayed that believers would be one. John 17:21a, “that all of them may be one.” The author of Hebrews concluded the letter exhorting believers to love each other. Hebrews 13:1, “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.” Believers are called to live in unity and love one another.
As part of a choir, it’s helpful when we are participating together with one voice. When our daughters played sports, their teams were unified in their goal. As one of eight in my family, we worked well together when we were unified. Being married has given us unity through our love for each other. When working with others at church it’s helpful for me to remember the value of working in unity. We don’t have to agree on everything but we’re called by God to love one another.
What parts of our life depend on unity?
Loving each other daily,