Gen. 11:5-6 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. “Look!” he said. “If they can accomplish this when they have just begun to take advantage of their common language and political unity, just think of what they will do later. Nothing will be impossible for them!.....”
United we can do great things, confused we scatter. There is an important lesson here for the church. There are so many different church bodies under the umbrella of the church. Each body seeks to do their own thing. We give lip service to our unity. We major in our differences instead on Christ who unites us. We limit our exposure to each other and seldom work together for the common good of Christ. We are reluctant to have fellowship with each other out of fear of the affect it may have on our relationship with Christ.
The church is divided and the effectiveness of reaching the world for Christ is weak. We may have some degree of success, but nothing like what it would be like if we were to work together for Jesus’ sake and glory. There is strength in unity. There is much more creativeness in our thinking and the pool of our giftedness is much deeper. There are so many benefits that we deprive ourselves of when each part of the body works independently from the whole.
If we want the Lord to come down and do a mighty work amongst us, we need to be one in heart before the Lord. We need to humble ourselves before Him and together desire to work for His glory. We need to be a people after His own heart, united together at the foot of the cross.
We need to keep our relationship with the Lord pure and wherever possible be as one for the sake of Christ’s witness in the church and world. Christ unites, not divides, the church under His lordship. Granted, there are church bodies who have wandered so far away from Biblical truth that we can’t have a common fellowship or ministry with them. However, there are many church bodies that we should be having fellowship and ministry with that we don’t because they don’t label themselves like we do for ourselves.
Let us seek to work together for the cause and glory of Christ in the world today.