Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him were his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
Acts 4:32-33 (ESV)
Do you think it was coincidence that, once all of the believers were in unity, great power was on the apostles?
I believe that the Church is at its strongest when we are unified. When we are of one heart, one soul, one mind, one Spirit.
When we allow division to distract us from our purpose, we end up watering down the Truth we’ve been commissioned to proclaim. One of my Bible school teachers said this:
We get in trouble when we shout what God whispers and whisper what God shouts.
God shouts love. God shouts unity. God shouts that we need to abide in Him.
We, as the Church, need to remember to simplify the Truth and put out the lies.
Jesus said it. I believe it. That settles it.
Daily Bible reading: Nehemiah 12-13; Acts 4:23-37