Ever feel astounded by the sheer amount of scriptures that indicate we are supposed to get along as His body? Unity? As if it is our job to grow and serve together? Has He met the people He is telling us to get along with? Not just get along, but represent Him with?
All snark aside, it really does seem an insurmountable calling. But, I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is possible. How do I know? Cause the Bible tells me so.
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 1 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.asking us to get along with?
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.Ephesians 4:3
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its workEphesians 4:16
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 1 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.1 Corinthians 12:12-13
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,Romans 12:4
Doing and Maintaining the Weightier Matters
Yeshua made it clear there is nothing wrong with doing the non Weightier Matters, in fact these we should also do. It is His Father’s will He is pointing us to. Not what matters to us, not what is interesting to us. Not what we have figured out. Justice, Faith, Mercy.
Only through Him can we become one. Only through choosing Him and what He tells us is important to Abba.
Is your heart connecting with this message? We need to find each other! Finding like-minded and like-hearted beleivers is going to be akin to finding kindred spirits who worship in Spirit and Truth.
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,Ephesians 2:14
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,Galations 3:26-28
for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
2 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Oneness, Harmony, Accord
to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.Ephesians 1:10
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,Phillipians 2:1
But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.Matthew 23:8
Live in harmony with one another.Romans 12:16
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
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.1 John 4:12
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.1 Peter 3:8
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1
Instead of striving and praying to reestablish and preserve unity, nearly everyone has grown accustomed to all of these divisions. It has become firmly entrenched and established.Is unity among Christians possible? By Jan-Hein Staal
The above quote is from a traditional Christian…do you ever feel like we Hebraic thinkers have taken the strife to a whole new level?
I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.John 17:23
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.Colossians 3:13-14
1And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Could the Golden Rule be the Key to Unity?
So Yeshua Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Messiah may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Messiah.Ephesians 4:11-13
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Yeshua ha Maschiach, 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
In conclusion, you see, the Bible tells us unity amongst His people is important. And needed. And for now, here on Earth. Unity – for His Glory.