Unity in a Time of Trouble
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
As believers, we need each other for iron sharpens iron. We must stop the grumbling and complaining, about what’s going on around us, and began to work together. Defining the word unity, it means the state or condition of being one. This is why there should always be unity in the body of Christ, especially in times of trouble. The word of God states in Roman 12:5, “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” This scripture very obviously supports the scripture in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. It is important to truly understand what God really expects of us.
Very recently in our congregation we lost a great man of God; our leader and shepherd. This is indeed a time for us to stick together, for the scripture very plainly states that two are better than one. Just think of how much work for the Kingdom of the Lord we can accomplish if we just simply agree to work together. Now is the time for believers to put down everything that does not glorify God and come together so that we are able to effectively do good works for the Lord.
Let us remember, when we start to disagree about everything, or try to control everything; we are then losing the fight to the enemy; for we are refusing to come together in unity. So I implore us all to find a friend, family member, saint or someone you can work with that is willing and does as Ecclesiastes 9:10 states, “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;” and “Let brotherly love continue.”(Hebrews 13:1). My prayers for today, Lord teach us how to work with one another in the body of Christ, that we may have good rewards for our labor. We shall always know and be assured that if we fall; we will never be alone, that our brothers and sisters will be there to help us back up, in Jesus name, amen. ~ Hayward DeJean