The Power of Unity

The Power of Unity

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

It was a momentous time in the history of God’s people. After years in exile, thousands had returned home. While filled with joy, the reality was that they faced monumental problems.

The country was in ruins. Years earlier, the Chaldeans effectively had destroyed Jerusalem. The walls, once central to their security, had been broken down. The temple had been burned (2 Chronicles 36:19).

One of the first acts of these returning exiles was to gather for an important meeting. They needed to assess their situation and evaluate what needed to be done. Realizing they faced overwhelming problems, they focused on unity. They didn’t dwell on issues that divided them, but “gathered together as one man.” They assembled “with a unified purpose” (NLT).

This initial meeting would not solve all their problems. In fact, in the years to come, they would face a series of challenges. But they recognized that they need to be unified in their plans and actions.

The Bible consistently reminds us of the importance of unity. David described “how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity” (Psalm 133:1). Jesus taught His disciples that their unity was central to their effectiveness. He prayed that His followers “may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me” (John 17:23).

Paul taught that believers “diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). This unity was a key to the Spirit falling on the day of Pentecost, as the disciples were “all together in one place” (Acts 2:1).

As you face life’s challenges, remember the importance of unity. Realize that you can accomplish more and have more impact as you have a “unified purpose” and work together with other believers.