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“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:1-3 NKJ).”
Are we, as Christ followers, making a diligent effort to guard cherished unity of the Spirit? Most of us never give unity a thought, or if we do, think it would mean forfeiting individuality.
We might better understand this passage when taken in by small bites.
Paul, though often a prisoner to Rome was willingly held captive by Christ. He felt a sense of urgency when addressing the church. Christ had called them to follow Him; they had answered His call to holiness and evangelism. In all endeavors, they were to be compassionate.
When will I experience unity of the Spirit?
Undoubtedly, I will know it experientially when tenderly bearing the burdens of my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Where might I discover unity of the Spirit?
The LORD safeguards such unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace…