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True Unity

By   •   July 2   •   Topics:

July-2-DD

As I study the subject of “separation” in the Old and New Testaments, I discover that the weight of Scripture lies in the direction of fellowship rather than separation. What is the great overwhelming evidence that we have passed from death unto life? It is love! Jesus Christ clearly was speaking of visible unity, such as can be seen by the world. His motive for praying was that the world might believe and the world might know. He prayed for unity among believers. God, who wills man’s unity in Christ, is a God of variety. So often we want everyone to be the same—to think and speak and believe as we do. Many Scripture passages could be called to witness that love is the real key to Christian unity. In the spirit of true humility, compassion, consideration, and unselfishness, we are to approach our problems, our work, and even our differences.

Prayer for the day

In a world needing Your love, let me not judge those who love You too. You have made us all so different, Father. Teach me, by Your loving Holy Spirit, compassion and true unity.

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  1. Bruce Brady says:

    Well said. My experiences reflect those same observations about the separation within the Body of Christ resulting from expected behaviors. I teach my Sunday School kids that Jesus didn’t judge, but accepted people wherever they were in their life-journeys and loved them into the Kingdom. Sharing the Good News is increasingly more difficult because the world focuses on those who claim to be Christians, yet spend their time criticizing those who don’t believe as they do. It is God’s job to judge and our job to love our brothers and sisters in Christ, and to love unbelievers into a meeting with Jesus.

  2. John Camping says:

    It is getting less and less frequent to see thoughtful love and care for one another. I thank our Lord Jesus for leading us through these dark valleys in which we live today. Saving us from a dying world. God Bless you all beloved. Please share our Savior to all that you can.

  3. Dawn says:

    Amen yes Lord help us

  4. Gerry says:

    There are many religious denominations In the world today . We generally tend to think ours is the best and most scriptural. As long as they are Christ centered and follow the Holy Word of God we should respect our minor differences in style of expressing our Love for him.

  5. Benton McCarley says:

    I have just celebrated my 75th birthday on June 20th. I was saved at age 8 at Clifton 2nd Baptist Church, Clifton SC. lived in Asheville, NC 13 yrs where I managed Sun Htg Supplies. We furnishes some supplies for the Graham res at Montreat. I spent several wonderful summers at Ridgecrest Assembly. Thanks to Billy and all of the Graham family for your devotion of presenting Gods word to the world over my lifetime. I now live in Madison FL and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

  6. Joyce Paul says:

    ” LOVE SEEKETH NOT HER OWN”, and so HE did not stay as God above,But chose a manger and Cross
    To show that HE was LOVE. Thank you Dr Graham!

  7. Dalong Ephraim says:

    my dear God pls give d power to unite wt fellow believers in Jesus name. Amen

  8. Wakweya Olani says:

    I am so much interested in reading Dr. Billy Grahams daily devotions. He is the one whom I admire most in his committed service. May God bless hi. Long live!