How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as
if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord
bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
1. Unity is the base for blessing
John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 17:23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Acts 4:32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
Philippians 2:1-3 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
2. 3 Things unity isn’t
Unity is not Groupthink
Unity is not void of conflict
Unity is not easy
3. 2 Things Unity requires
Vision is the restraint the provides unity even in conflict.
Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint.
Unity always happens in a group.
God never intended for you to be a lone ranger