7 Bible Stories About The Perfect Bond of Unity
The Christian unity does not happen overnight but is a small decision made by allowing the body of Christ to lead us.
Your sincere compassion for others brings you to deny your flesh and walk in one accord with Christ Jesus.
The pursuit of the power of unity is an ongoing battle, yet the fruits of the labor will have future generations reaping forever.
Ruth stands whole with Naomi (Ruth 1)
A famine took place in the land of Bethlehem. A family settled in Moab, where the husband died, leaving his wife and two sons.
The sons soon took Moabite women as their wives; Orpah and Ruth were their names.
After many years passed, both men died, leaving their wives and their widowed mother.
Naomi and her daughter-in-law left Moab to return to Judah in Bethlehem. They wept together as she directed them to return home to their families.
God would show them great joy as they did to her and their passed loved ones. They both insisted on returning to Naomi’s homeland with her.
However, Naomi told them she had no more sons to bear for them to take for marriage.
Orpah soon departed and headed back to her family. Ruth clung to Naomi and stated she would not leave her side in a fallen world.
Ruth, being determined, arrived in Bethlehem with Naomi.
Life application: Ruth had every reason to return home to comfort and normalcy but remained loyal to Naomi.
Stand firm in your hardships and unity of the spirit when your life is falling apart. The Holy Father will show you many lessons when we stand whole amidst our own weaknesses.
Jacob is greeted by Esau (Genesis 33)
Jacob saw Esau coming toward him with four hundred men. He quickly divides his children among Leah, Rachel, and the two slave women.
He goes before them and bows to the ground seven times until he approaches his brother.
Esau runs to meet him, throws his arms around, and kisses him. Then they wept. Esau asks, “Who are these with you?”.
He answers that God has graciously given him, and Jacobs’s family and their children bow down to Esau.
Jacob asks that this finds favor with Esau. Esau graciously responds by telling him to keep everything and that he has enough high things.
Jacob insists on Esau taking a gift that he is overjoyed as if seeing God’s face over Esau accepting him.
Esau encourages them to keep moving, and that’s when Jacob tells him to go ahead because his herd and children need rest, or they will not make it to another day of full-pace movement.
Esau returned to Seir, and Jacob built a house for himself and shelters for his livestock.
Life application: Jacob was convinced that he would have to plead and beg for his own life from his brother. Esau mirrored God’s mercy and forgiveness.
May we remember as an inspiration to forgive and love as Christ does for us.
His kingdom can only be built when we emphasize the importance of unity and rebuke division in our families and generations.
Joseph's story (Genesis 45)
Joseph commanded his steward to fill up the men’s bags with as much food as the bags could carry and to top each one with silver.
He also said to put his silver cup in the youngest bag along with the silver. The next day, these men were sent off with their donkeys.
They had not gotten very far when Joseph instructed his steward to go after me and ask why they would repay evil for good and to search for his silver cup.
When he got to them, they were bewildered that they could not have done one of the worst things, and if he were to find the silver cup amongst them, then that person would die, and the rest of them would become the Lord’s slaves.
The cup was found in Benjamin’s sack. Now, they were led back to Joseph’s house.
Joseph tells the men they can go in peace, but the one found with the cup must stay and remain his slave.
Judah pleads with Joseph, stating his anger is like Pharoah. Joseph soon reveals himself to his beloved brothers seeing God's love and such unity had transformed them from the negative experiences he had with them before.
Life application: Judah refused to leave without Benjamin, knowing his father expected them to go and come back together.
Wow, that is a powerful message right there. We become righteous when we stand hand in hand with our fellow Christian brothers and sisters.
Mark 12:31, there is no command more significant than this. We come together against odds, tribulations, and scarcity when we love.
Jericho is defeated (Joshua 6)
The Lord told Joshua that he had handed over Jericho, its king, and its best soldiers.
They were to march around the city for six days, and on the seventh day, they were to march around seven times while the priests blew the trumpets. Then, the city wall will collapse, and the troops will advance.
Joshua instructed his men and the priests to perform the Lord’s message word for word.
On the seventh day, Joshua shouted to his troops, “The Lord has given you the city.
Only Rahab, the prostitute, and everyone in her house will live because she hid the messengers we sent.”
They captured the city, destroying every man and woman and all the livestock that belonged to Jericho.
Joshua sent the men who had scouted the land to bring Rahab and her family out of their house in unity of the faith they kept in the same name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
They brought her whole family out and settled them outside the camp of Israel.
Then they burned the city and everything in it, but they put all of the silver, gold, bronze, and iron into the treasury of the Lord’s house.
Life application: Joshua spared Rahab and her family for hiding the messengers he sent to spy on Jericho. She was promised protection, and they followed through on their word.
We can stop seeing others through worldly labels and see each other through our shared love of our Heavenly Father.
Our differences will not strain us but show how our good Father brings many together for an important thing.
Jerusalem rebuilds (Nehemiah 3)
The high priest Eliashib and his fellow priests began rebuilding the Sheep gate and walls to the Tower of the Hundred and Hananel.
The sons of Hassenaah, the son of Uriah, and many others started to restore Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. Joiada and Meshullam repaired the Old Gate.
Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. After Shallun, ruler of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate, he rebuilt and roofed it. Then, he installed its doors, bolts, and bars.
Next to him, the Levites made repairs under Rehum. They rebuilt it and installed its doors, bolts, and bars. Each of the priests made repairs above the Horse Gate.
Life application: Generations and various families-built Jerusalem back up with a common goal.
It was an entire community of different families lending a hand, from putting up walls to placing knobs on doors.
May we see others through a lens of society and sanctification in coming together to build each other up with what we bring up as a whole to create great things.
You were not created to live alone, and there’s so much holiness when we come in partnership.
12 disciples in the Book of Acts (Acts 2)
On the day of Pentecost, they were all together in one place. An intense sound of wind came from heaven, and tongues like flames of fire separated and rested on each one.
They all became filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues.
Everyone got together in confusion because of the diverse people that could understand everyone speaking their language.
In astonishment, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”. While others claimed, “They’re drunk on new wine.”
Peter stood up with the eleven disciples, proclaiming, “These people are not drunk.”
He then spoke specific instructions through the prophet Joel of the last days God stated would happen.
Servants of different backgrounds would prophesy, and young men would see visions and signs of blood, fire, and a cloud of smoke on the earth.
When everyone heard, they were pierced to the heart, asking what to do. Peter replied, repent and be baptized, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and three thousand people were added.
Life application: The disciples did not fend for themselves but performed baptisms and guided everyone to surrender to Jesus Christ as a whole body.
Hang up your selfish ambition and seek out the light of eternity when proceeding with care for everyone.
Ask God for knowledge of the son of God to teach you discernment and obedience to lead others and follow his Word through and through.
Become so spirit-filled in Christ that you seek out saving others as the twelve disciples did.
The early church and their fellowship (Acts 2)
The group of people devoted themselves to these four things: apostles’ teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer. Many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles.
All the believers were together and held all these things in common. They first sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all.
Every day, they devoted themselves to gathering in the temple and broke bread from house to house.
They all ate with joyful and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Each day, the Lord added to the number of those who were being saved.
Life application: The local church built up one another while growing the church. Fellowship grows when you keep your eyes upon the Lord.
The work of ministry is a replication that when we place importance on God’s teachings, we will attract others who are also purposely building up the Christian faith.
We follow in harmony as the Lord God leads us to one another in a bond of peace to spread messages and love as Christ does here on earth.
We can find our fellowship in God's purposes as we stand alongside one another, building up His promised land through our kindness, call to action, and servantship.