Believers’ Working Together
June 29 - Devotion
Jesus Christ prayed for his disciples to receive the spirit of love so that they can operate in unity. Jesus said,
“Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your name those whom you have given me, that they may be one as we are” (John 17:11).
The believers of Jesus Christ need love to operate in unity. In fact, Jesus demonstrated this when he specially prayed that God binds his disciples together in love (John 17:11). Meanwhile, all Christians are expected to make significant efforts to promote love in the fold of Christ. Different denominations are expected to shun pride and lay their differences aside and work with others as a team – for the purpose of promoting the gospel. Different denominations, doctrines, and gifts may signify different parts of one body that scripture described (1 Corinthians 12:12-26). No matter the form of differences, all Christians are one body under the umbrella of Jesus! Therefore, we must walk and work together. We must seek the welfare of one another and we must pray for each other. The body of Christ must unify to ensure that the gospel of Jesus Christ is preached to every part of the world. The church must promote God’s standard of righteousness in the land.
Dear God, please bind the Christian body together in unity. Let both the church leaders and their members submit to you. Let denominations subject their private doctrines to bible standards; let all churches and brethren join their hands together to promote your righteousness in our lands. Let the church prioritize gospel evangelization, and let them intensely engage in it so that unbelievers throughout the world can have the opportunity to be saved. Please do not let brethren fail you anymore, but let us actively and faithfully serve you so that we can be blessed on earth and in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make all these requests. Amen.