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Are We Looking For Unity?

Do you have unity?

In your church?

In your family?

In your relationships?

In today’s world, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of unity.  Families are fractured.  Relationships are torn apart.  Churches are stressed.

Why?

It could have something to do with you and me.

Are we looking for unity?

I think one of the problems is that all of us have our own agendas.  We have our own desires.  We want what WE want.

If we don’t get it, we pout.  We quit.  We run.  We fuss.  We complain.  We stir up trouble.

We do everything except what we should do.

We don’t look for unity.

We don’t, as Paul says in Ephesians 4, try to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Why did Paul, just a few verses later, tell all of us to submit to one another?  Because it’s awfully difficult to not have unity if we’re submitting to each other and looking out one another’s best interest.

Are we looking for unity?  Or are we looking out for our interests?

Are there some areas in your life where you don’t have unity?  Is there unity in your church?  Do you need to submit and look out for someone’s best interest?