DEVOTIONAL: “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:14-15, ESV.
CHALLENGE: Unity or Division? In the family, in the nation, in the church—no matter where divisions arise unity hides. And where unity is divisions are not. Concerning unity Kendrick points to the “ungodly people” who built the Tower of Babel of whom God said, “And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them” (Gen 11:6b). What about in the church? Are we unity as a people to which God can say the same thing?
“United prayer is power,” Kendrick writes. “But prayer from a divided people…well, not so much.” Before we can pray in unity, we need to “pray for unity.” “Then when the momentum builds, and when others see it, we proclaim that our unity come because of Jesus Christ…”
How is our church unified? What can we do to further our unity for the sake of the Gospel?