God Wants Us To Walk Together, Here’s Why
Ephesians 4 : 3 – Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.
This scripture shows the amount of importance God wants us to attach to living in peace. It says “make every effort”. That’s a really clear cut message. It’s simply saying that we should ensure that we do all we can to:
- “Be united in Spirit” – This means doing all we can to ensure that we keep the same goal and purpose among ourselves.
- “Bind ourselves up in peace” – This means that we should make every effort to ensure that no matter the situation we remain together with the same goal and purpose.
You may wonder how this is achievable, seeing that all humans are different, with different ideologies, and thought patterns, but the previous verse before our key scripture explains what makes this possible.
Ephesians 4 : 2 – Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.
The last two words speak volumes about what makes this possible…our love, remember Roman’s 5:5, we have Gods love in us, and one characteristic of love is it’s desire to be at peace. Also walk in humility, be ready to learn and accept corrections, these help keep us united in Spirit, and still running with the same goals. Finally, always remember that in Christ, there really are no differences anymore.
Galatians 3 : 28 – There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Why do we need to be united in peace, well it’s simple. There’s this proverb that says, a bunch is tougher that a single piece…when we walk together, we achieve much more quicker. Remember yesterday’s digest, it spoke about Gods desire, which is to see people saved through evangelism. This would be more effective if we only learn to walk together in peace. Be intentional about it, and like the key scripture said, make every effort to ensure that peace reigns. That in itself requires unity to accomplish. Let’s do what the word says…walk in love and live in peace
Lord teach us to walk in your peace, and to show love just as you do…amen
Author – Gem