In John, Jesus prays for the unity of all believers including those believers not born yet. Why is unity so important? Our unity with each other isn’t just for our benefit. Jesus explains that through our unity the world will know him. What an immense responsibility we have. The world is looking at us, they are watching us. Our unity or disunity is a reflection of Christ and the veracity of Christ. Paul reiterates this call to unity over and over again, always with the goal of bringing praise and glory to God.
Questions for further thought:
1. Am I contributing to the disunity the world sees among Christians?
2. How can I promote unity among believers?
Challenge: This week instead of focusing on the ideas that separate you from other believers, focus on what binds you together.
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