Sunday, April 19, 2015
Unity and They can’t “unsee”
Eph 2:11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh – who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands –
:12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
:14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,
:15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace
:16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
:17 And He came and preached place to you who were afar off and to those who were near.
:18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
:19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
:21 in whom the whole building being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
:22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,
:2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
:3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Sadly, Christians often re-erect walls between one another. Rather than building walls, let's work to dismantle what separates us. Let the world see that we are indeed of the same household.
Ps 101:3 I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.
Do you monitor what your children are watching, listening to, seeing around the home? Are you modest at all times? It may seem that you are being careful but you need to be diligent what your children see. They can't "unsee" something you think is ok now if you decide later it was wrong. Err on the side of not exposing them.