“That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” John 17:21, ESV.
Just as marriage is about learning how to become one with your spouse, entering into a covenant relationship with God is about learning how to become one with Him and one with the Body of Christ. Jesus prayed that we may be one as He and the Father are one, so the world would believe.
Every victory God gives you is a victory for the entire body. When one of us falls, it impacts the entire body. We are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ and restore one another in love and humility. The unbeliever is watching to see that Jesus is real and the love of God is real through our oneness. A weak oneness produces a weak witness. They will say if they treat their brother and sister this way, how can I expect them to love me? We must learn how to operate as one, how to get along and how to love and support one another in a way that pleases the Lord.
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for giving me an understanding of oneness. Help me to love my spiritual family. Redefine “family” for me. Redefine “oneness” and “unity” for me. Renew my mind LORD and help me get along with, love and support my brothers and sisters in Christ. Unify us, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: John 13:35, Ephesians 4:2-3, Galatians 6:1