We have heard the sayings “Where there is unity, there is strength” and “There is strength in numbers.” This is true when dealing with a huge task. What does it mean to unite? What does the word of God say about it?
Unite: 1. to put together to form a single unity 2. to link by a legal or moral bond 3. to become one or as if one.
Romans 12:25 New King James Version “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
For any home, business, government, relationship, church; etc. to be successful, it has to flow in unity. Anything divided will not last or stand.
We all have a part to play when it comes to uniting. No one is better than the other. God made us with different gifts and abilities for His glory.
1 Corinthians 12:12-25 Easy Read Version:
12 A person has only one body, but it has many parts. Yes, there are many parts, but all those parts are still just one body. Christ is like that too. 13 Some of us are Jews and some of us are not; some of us are slaves and some of us are free. But we were all baptized to become one body through one Spirit. And we were all given the one Spirit.
14 And a person’s body has more than one part. It has many parts. 15 The foot might say, “I am not a hand, so I don’t belong to the body.” But saying this would not stop the foot from being a part of the body. 16 The ear might say, “I am not an eye, so I don’t belong to the body.” But saying this would not make the ear stop being a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, it would not be able to hear. If the whole body were an ear, it would not be able to smell anything. 18-19 If each part of the body were the same part, there would be no body. But as it is, God put the parts in the body as he wanted them. He made a place for each one. 20 So there are many parts, but only one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the foot, “I don’t need you!” 22 No, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are actually important. 23 And the parts that we think are not worth very much are the parts we give the most care to. And we give special care to the parts of the body that we do not want to show. 24 The more beautiful parts do not need this special care. But God put the body together and gave more honor to the parts that need it. 25 God did this so that our body would not be divided. God wanted the different parts to care the same for each other. 26 If one part of the body suffers, then all the other parts suffer with it. Or if one part is honored, then all the other parts share its honor.
This sums it up. Whatever you do, big or small, is important. We need each other for things to flow. As we work together, we become powerful.
Here is an example in the bible where the church United together: Acts 2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
The believers came together, united their faith and the power of God showed up. We can do the same today as believers.
Our victory ignites when we unite!
Prayer: Lord thank you for the gift and talents in the body of Christ. Lord unite with other believers in the faith because there is strength in unity. Lord I intercede on behalf of the believers that we unite in our faith, embrace each others gifts, and realize that we need each other. In Jesus name! Amen!