“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’” (Genesis 1:26, NASB, Emphasis Added).
In everything God does, there is unity. There was unity between the Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) as they created the world, land, creatures, and humans. There was unity in the Trinity throughout the whole of Biblical times, even when there wasn’t unity among God’s people. And there is unity within the Trinity today as they continue to interact with humans and all of creation.
Despite a common discord that hinders nearly every relationship between humans, there is still the “Divine Us” of the Trinity making things happen and working towards good for all mankind.
As God said, “Let us” when creating humans; we should echo that call in all of our Kingdom work. When we minister to others, we should not do so out of an individualistic mindset, but rather out of a heart of unity founded in our love for God.
We cannot do good work for the Kingdom of God if we are divided.
As Christ said: “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand” (Matthew 12:25, NASB).
To be effective for the Kingdom, we must be unified. We must become like the “Divine Us” of the Trinity. In everything we do, we must say, “let us” and not “let me.”
Of course, that is easier said than done. Changing opinions and mindsets in ourselves and others will take a move of God. Over the course of this month, we’ll analyze some questions as they relate to unity and the church. How can we establish unity in the church? How do we overcome our differences? Can we even achieve Biblical unity?
This month, let us discuss these questions and others. Join us and share your thoughts.