Unity: An Answer from Peace
During a time of many voices, much division and uncertainty about the future it is important to quiet the voices that create more unrest and amplify the voice that is known as the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). This is what God‘s Word says about the topic of unity.
1 Peter 3:8 ESV
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
Philippians 2:2 ESV
Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
Colossians 3:14 ESV
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Psalm 133:1 ESV
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Ephesians 4:1-6 ESV
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, …
Ephesians 4:3 ESV
Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Romans 12:4-5 ESV
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Romans 15:6 ESV
That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 12:16 ESV
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
Philippians 1:27 ESV
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
Romans 15:5 ESV
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
Romans 14:19 ESV
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
Acts 4:32 ESV
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
Galatians 3:28 ESV
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Again, let us be wise and magnify the voice that brings the true answer to unity!