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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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June 13, 2011 - Beautiful Unity

By Greg Ebie

“How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along! It’s like costly anointing oil flowing down head and beard, flowing down Aaron’s beard, flowing down the collar of his priestly robes. It’s like the dew on Mount Hermon flowing down the slopes of Zion. Yes, that’s where God commands the blessing, ordains eternal life” (Psalm 133:1-3, The Message).

David describes what real unity within the church is supposed to be like. The oneness we share in Christ is indeed a beautiful thing. Think with me a few moments about the benefits of unity that David describes.

1: Unity within the church makes us all members of the same family; we are brothers and sisters. God is our Heavenly Father. While families may not always get along with each other, the relationship remains the same; we are God’s children. Our Heavenly Father wants us to learn to get along and lovingly forgive each other when necessary.

2: Unity is like a fragrant perfume. The anointing oil was a special mixture of spices and oils that was set apart for holy use. It wasn’t to be a common perfume, but a scent reserved for God. The fragrance of unity is not only pleasing to God, but it will also draw other people to Christ. People are looking for more than superficial relationships; they want what only the church has to offer through unity.

3: Unity shows we belong to God, not only as His children, but as His possession. Aaron was selected by God as a priest to minister before God for the people. We don’t belong to ourselves; we have been chosen and belong to God. Therefore, like Aaron, we should fulfill God’s plan and purpose for our lives.

4: Unity brings life to others. The dew of Mount Hermon watered the fertile Zion valley. Our lives and the lives of others are restored through unity. Unity refreshes the soul! Through our oneness in Christ we receive the fullness of God’s eternal blessings!

— D. Greg Ebie is senior pastor of Praise Assembly of God in Garrettsville, Ohio, and an author of Daily Bread devotionals.

 

 

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