Unity…Learn from Abraham and Lot

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Ps 133 “Unity Among the Family of God”

Psalm 133 speaks to how beautiful it is to be unified.  As the Father and Son are unified, we are to be as well, unlike Abraham and Lot, who went their separate ways or Euodia and Syntyche to whom Paul pressed to agree in the Lord. Our model is the Trinity, and we are to be the messengers of this unity to the world.

Abraham and Lot were family members, and as such, they had dwelt together for years, traveled together, and worked together. But, they failed to model that principle of family unity before their herdsmen. Then quarrels erupted and Lot took up the offense of his herdsmen. Abraham sought a sweet refreshment of their spirits: “Let there be no quarreling you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are close relatives.” [Gen 13:8] Unfortunately, Lot chose the well-watered plain of Jordan and moved away from Abraham. From that point on, he never sought his closeness or counsel again. This is a lesson for us in what NOT to do. Their unity was destroyed and never restored.

Psalm 133:1 “How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along!” 

Is there disunity someplace in a relationship between you and another? Pray this as Paul prayed: Eph 4:3 make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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