Thursday, January 26, 2012

Above All

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.”  Colossians 3:14 (NLT)

Things happen, let’s face it.  We don’t need to pretend that everything is running smoothly all the time, and that conflict doesn’t occur.  We actually were never commanded by God to agree with one another, but we are instructed to live peacefully with each other in unity.  Sometimes we just need to part ways, as did Barnabas and Paul.  After all, how can two walk together unless they agree? (Amos 3:3)

Even as we walk different paths, there should still be unity among the body of Christ.  Just because we separated along the journey doesn’t mean we don’t have a common objective.  The Great Commission is the same for all believers.  We are to GO and TEACH (Matthew 28:19-20).  Although our methods differ, our message (the Gospel message) is the same.

Love binds us all together in unity.  I don’t have to agree with you to love you.  I also shouldn’t speak badly about you because you don’t agree with me.  There is the old saying to “agree to disagree” and move forward.  I may plant, you may water, but God gives the increase.  It takes all of us operating in our particular spiritual gifts for the body of Christ to function properly.  The body cannot work without love holding it all together.  Let’s love each other ABOVE ALL!

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