Day 4: True Unity
“Don’t let an elephant or a donkey rip apart what the Lamb brought together.” – Derwin Gray
The church is more than a service to attend; it’s a family to belong to. The family of God is a diverse family that includes differing political perspectives. As a pastor, I have been saddened to see how politics and tribalism in this nation have ripped apart the unity of the church. The only word for that is sin. What unites the church is the person of Jesus and He’s a lot bigger than one person, one nation, and one election. The mission of Jesus is what unites the church.
Scripture: “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” – 1 Corinthians 1:10
What preference can I set down for the sake of a greater eternal purpose?
Prayer: God, I praise you for the unity and diversity of the church. God, allow me to do my part to protect our unity in mission and celebrate our diversity in opinion. May I love others so those outside of faith will see You shining through. In Jesus name, Amen.