America seems so divided right now. Where do we go from here. It might help us to look at the cure for division – God’s Word!
Unity is a foundational principle deeply rooted in the teachings of the Bible, emphasizing the oneness between God and man, as well as between people.

1. Unity in the Family: Ephesians 4:2-3

Ephesians 4:2-3 urges believers to “be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

This verse highlights the virtues of humility, gentleness, and patience as essential to maintaining unity. In the context of the family, these attributes foster an environment where each member feels valued and understood. Patience and humility help resolve conflicts and misunderstandings, which are inevitable in close relationships. By bearing with one another in love, family members can maintain a peaceful and supportive home environment, crucial for the well-being and development of its members.

2. Unity in the Church: 1 Corinthians 1:10

In 1 Corinthians 1:10, Paul appeals to the church in Corinth, “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.” This directive is vital for the church, where we all come from all kinds of backgrounds and perspectives. Unity in the church does not mean uniformity; rather, it involves a concerted effort to respect and reconcile differing viewpoints and to focus on the shared mission of spreading the Gospel. When church members are united in purpose and understanding, they can more effectively minister to each other and their communities, reflecting Christ’s love and grace to the world.

3. Unity in the Country: Psalm 133:1

Psalm 133:1 declares, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” This verse extols the blessings that come with communal harmony and is particularly applicable to a country’s citizenry. National unity is critical in promoting peace, stability, and prosperity. When citizens of a country share a culture of mutual respect for our differences, it adds to the overall well-being of the nation. Is this even possible? For God it is! Let’s believe it and let’s pray for it!

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Jeff Hagen
President & Founder
Hill Cities, Inc.

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