A Call To Unity (part 2)
As believers, we are encouraged to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (see, Ephesians 4:3). I realize this is not an appeal but a command that is to be followed in order to see the spirit of God flow within his people and also to see change in the world. God hates division within His Kingdom! God loves unity among His people! These are two very simple but very true statements. The most casual reader of the Bible can plainly observe that God deals quickly with any incident that jeopardizes the unity of His Kingdom. We see that in Numbers 16, 2 Samuel and Proverbs 6:16-19, we are told about six things that God hates. Further on, a seventh thing listed that God hates goes even farther and calls it an abomination is someone who causes division among the brethren. We can see why God deals quickly and harshly with division.