Unity. It’s a powerful thing. It empowers people to work together as one. It commands energy that would otherwise be used for bickering to be focused and used for the task at hand. Unity is the vehicle that most precipitates God’s power to brings us together to cover one another’s faults with one another’s strengths.
Throughout history, unity has done great things. It allowed It put a man on the moon. It brought communities together countless times to bring social good. Unity was the state of mind when outpouring of the Holy spirit on Pentecost occurred.
Psalm 133:1 says, ” Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
Unity is a good thing. It’s that simple.
So if unity is so great, and can bring so much good, it comes natural that Satan is not pleased when we live in unity. And he does all he can to divide us.
In Ephesians Paul tells children to obey parents, fathers to respect children, servants to obey bosses, bosses to respect servants, husbands and wives to love and respect one another—- and after all this. Paul tells us to arm ourselves,
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in highplaces.”
The real enemy is not seen. The devil would gladly see each one of those relationships shipwrecked and devoid of unity.
So arm yourself.
When you find yourself as a parent, child, worker, boss, husband, or wife- arm yourself. Satan will never stop hunting for a way to divide. You must be ready and you must be vigilant.
I challenge you, examine your relationships. God wants us to guard our hearts against bitterness toward others. He wants us to work unified-as one. Don’t allow your real enemy to fool you into going on the offensive against your ally.
Remember- your fight is not with flesh and blood- it’s in the spiritual realm. That’s why God tells you to: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
Why? Because the people who you see as enemies aren’t enemies – They’re the people you’re meant to work with to glorify God. Never forget that.