Things Are True
by Dan Coburn
Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church
Secondly, many in the world, and even in the Church think that Unity is just tolerating the guy two rows up that we really don’t like. Or that woman that sings off key. We even pray: “Lord thank you for giving me the grace not to tell so and so what I really think of them”.
That’s not it. It is much bigger. Even God sized. You can not, in and of yourself, obtain or manifest unity. Not the kind God is talking about.
Hmm? We just celebrated Easter. Remember Jesus praying in the garden the night He was betrayed? He was about to be convicted in a mock trial, by false accusations, by the very folks He came to save; beaten unrecognizably, hung on a Cross, mocked, humiliated, and then die a suffocating death. So what do you suppose was foremost on His mind when He talked to His Father? “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” - John 17: 21. Is your marriage based on love? Sure it is. Does it require a little effort on your part? Sure it does. “I AM QUITE SURE THAT THE BEST WAY TO PROMOTE UNION IS TO PROMOTE TRUTH. IT WILL NOT DO FOR US TO BE ALL UNITED TOGETHER BY YIELDING TO ONE ANOTHER’S MISTAKES.” Charles Spurgeon.