One in Christ

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all. (Ephesians 4:1-6 NLT)
From the very beginning, God intended mankind to be unified under His Kingship. He has always wanted one people, a kingdom of priests, a people for His own possession. Sure, we may all look slightly different on the outside, but internally we are all one. After all, appearances are merely skin deep.
However, we do vary in our culture and family history, and this is often where conflict begins. We who are called by God have a God-sized task ahead of us: while the world has conflict over petty things, we in the church should be completely different. We are to be unified in Christ, unified through humility and gentleness, patience and love. This is a tough calling, yet this unity can happen if it comes through Jesus Christ.
Approach your week with an intentionality for humility. Look out for the needs of others, seek to please God and men first before yourself. As you take action on a truth worth knowing, maybe God will teach you something amazing about Himself to you. 

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