Sunday, October 12, 2008

Day 24: When the Lord commands the blessing

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, Aaron's beard, that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion, for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. (Psalm 133)

The enemy of our souls probably fights harder to destroy the unity of Christ’s people than he fights anything else. Why is this?

It’s easy: where there is unity, there will be blessing, for God commands blessing when He sees His children walking together united in His purposes. In the Scripture we are called many times to walk together and to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph. 4:3) When we maintain the flow of our love one to another we can accomplish anything Christ calls us to do.

If God has commanded us to be blessed, then what curses, what limitations, what obstacles can prevent the work of God from flourishing? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Father, forgive us for the times and the ways we have fostered disunity in the Body instead of being at peace among ourselves and making peace. Let there be a new unity in our congregation. As we commit to walk together in love, let the blessings You command overtake us!

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