UNITY

A.W. Tozer once posed a question, “Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So hundreds of Christians meeting together, each one looking to Christ will be of one accord.”PianoKeys

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment (1 Cor. 1:10).

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all (Eph. 4:1-6).

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love (Eph. 4:13-16).

Christians are also to be united by the warmth of brotherly love. “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35).  These commands are easy to understand.  Are we willing to make the effort to obey?  Obedience is impossible without determination and willingness to try.

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9 thoughts on “UNITY

  1. As a pianist, I can certainly appreciate Tozer on this. Thank you dearly for the support this year, Beth. I’m glad to see you still active out here. Hope we can continue to encourage one another to higher ground.

    Happy new year.
    D.

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    1. I cannot emphasize enough that you were the one who really got me motivated. It was through you that I even heard about the Blogging University lessons. Thanks and give your “beloved boys” hugs for supporting your work.

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      1. LOLoLoL “Blogging University lessons”
        I’ll be sure to do that with my guys today, Beth. In fact, I was greatly tempted to put out a post entitled HOME ALONE!

        Daddy took Son out and here I am….writing!!!

        You have so much love to give. Thanks for being such a blessing.

        D.

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