Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Being One in Christ

John 17:20-21 "I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father---that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me."

It is Christ's prayer for us that we would all be one in Him. Christ does not want His children fighting amongst themselves. He does not want them to live in isolation from one another and competing for the lost. Christ does not want any of His children lording it over others. He does not want any of them to become proud of their position in life or to think that they are better than others because of what they may or may not understand about the Scriptures. Christ does not want any of His children to be judgmental or jealous of others in the family.

Jesus prayed for us so that we would all be one in spirit. He wants us to get along and to support and encourage one another as we serve Him. He wants us to rally together in Him. It does not mean that we can't have our disagreements, but we can learn to agree to disagree agreeably so that we can work together in the harvest field for His honor and glory.

The household of faith is easily divided. We must strive to fight the temptation to let our differences keep us from fellowship and fruitful service together. Jesus is praying for us. Will we let Him have His way with us?

What do you need to do differently in order to be a part of the solution instead of the problem? How might you be a part of the answer to Jesus' prayer?

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