Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Somebody Loves You Radio w/ Raul Ries

Somebody Loves You - August 9

  • 2016 Aug 09
  • COMMENTS

TUESDAY 9 August, 2016

The Voice of Unity

So he swayed the hearts of all the men of Judah, just as the heart of one man, so that they sent this word to the king: “Return, you and all your servants!” - >2 Samuel 19:14

David was successful, God had given him wisdom in speaking with the elders of Judah, and unity had prevailed. There was now a unanimous desire to bring back the king to his throne.  David and his company were asked to return. Through God’s tender mercies peace was restored in Israel. Absalom was the cause of the disunity in the kingdom but David was the voice of unity to the nation.

Imagine how David must have felt coming back to Jerusalem––elated. But at the same time he had in his heart, Absalom––his son was everything to him––he loved him.  He still carried within himself a deep and terrible grief over his death.

In the church there is so much disunity, yet we are all brethren, all one in Christ. Ephesians 4:3-6 explains and exhorts us concerning our unity:

….endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in youall.

Whereas Ephesians 4:32 gives us the practical application in keeping unity between each other as Christians:  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

As a Christian do you cause unity or disunity in the body of Christ?

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell together in unity!
~Psalm 133:1~

For more from Raul Ries, please visit Somebodylovesyouradio.org!

Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com