What a blessing it is when believers in Christ live in unity.
Psalm 133 speaks of this unity as a “…precious ointment…” and “… the dew of Hermon…”.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”
Unfortunately, unity is not always the case in our local churches. We see division and strife instead of love and peace. Ephesians 4 brings unity into perspective.
“Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. (Ephesians 4:3-7)
Understanding and believing these verses would bring unity among believers. Believers in Christ have a responsibility to know, understand, and practice the Bible’s clear teaching on the things mentioned in Ephesians 4.
Unity will only come when we are in agreement with what the word of God teaches.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1)
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001