How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Those words of King David remind us of the blessings that come when families are united in love and in a common purpose. They illustrate the joy that comes when individual Christians share a common faith and a common mission. When such unity exists, there you find genuine, God-pleasing fellowship.
God’s visible church on earth should always be striving for that kind of unity—not an outward unity that ignores or minimizes differences and disagreements, but a true unity built on God’s truth. When God grants the blessings of true unity, that unity should be cherished and nourished and expressed. When there are divisions in the church, God’s people will seek to restore unity brought about by agreement in the teachings of the Scriptures.
May God instill and motivate such Christ-like mutual concern for each other that the unity that comes from our love and service to one another grace our families, friendships, and our church!
Lord God, your blessings surround us. Help us to appreciate and support each other. Help us to live as your people with everyone in our lives. Amen.
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