Pursuing Unity in the Spirit of grace

unity tree“Unity is unique because it relies on the Holy Spirit. While uniformity is built upon the preference of the individual, unity is built on the foundation of Christ. The same Lord that dwells in my soul is the same Lord that dwells in your soul, and the Spirit of God will literally agree with itself inside two believers when we put aside personal preferences and insignificant differences.

The church can and should be a motley group of believers working together for the gospel, but this kind of unity is counterintuitive to sinners. It requires love, patience and self-control – all character qualities we don’t naturally have.

If you and I ever want to experience true unity with one another, we need to take advantage of the abundant grace in Christ so that we can give that same grace to our brothers and sisters. And because of the Cross, that grace is made available to you every morning.”

Paul David Tripp

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5 thoughts on “Pursuing Unity in the Spirit of grace

  1. Amen and amen. Good word! Jesus expressed this as His desire in John 17:21-26. It’s the unity of the Spirit (Eph.4:3) rather than the spirit of unity. Blessings.

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