The Challenge of Unity Within the Body of Christ

   Psalm 133:1-3, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard, coming down upon the edge of his robes.  It is like the dew of Hermon coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing — life forever.”

   The Psalm shown above is short, only three verses, but it is a powerful reminder of the ideal and goal of Christianity concerning relationships between the brethren: that all brothers and sisters in Christ would be united in one goal, one purpose, one overarching desire. That desire is to magnify the name of Jesus Christ for the glory and honor of the Father through unity. The Apostle Peter wrote: “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.  Be hospitable to one another without complaint.  As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

   We know that unity among His people was a focus an ...

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