Unity in the Body of Christ

 

Ephesians 4:1-6
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

In Ephesians 4:1-6, Paul is teaching us how to walk in our callings. It would be good for us to remember that no matter what we are called to do, we should always remember that God is no respect of persons.  He expects us to love one another, and be able to be patient with one another.  He expects us to be able to be willing to listen/hear, and not just always speak.  He wants us to know that we are all part of one body as believers and the unity we share is our belief in Christ.

Though we may have different gifts, we are still part of the same body, for there is one Lord, one faith, One God, and Father of us all, who is in all of us who believes.  The word unity means the state or condition of being one.  Therefore there is no compromise, we must behave accordingly.   Remembering that our one hope is in Christ Jesus and not ourselves; unity with our sisters and brothers should be an easy task. We do not put faith in ourselves, but in the One who has so graciously delivered us from ourselves; Christ Jesus.  Let us come together in unity as God so desires us to do and walk worthy of the vocations we are called.  Let us support one another by encouraging one another by being at peace with one another.

My prayer today is Father; teach us effectively how to walk in that which You have called us to do, so that our works will be good works of faith. Teach us how to be humble in the gifts you have bestowed upon us and acknowledge that you are more than able to do a work in and through whomever you have chosen to do so.  And Father, let us always remember that there is one body, and one Spirit, One lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of All…In Jesus name I pray, amen.

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