Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, plead with you that you walk worthy of the call to which you are called, 2 With all humility of mind and gentleness, with long suffering, patiently putting up with one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 For there is one body, We, the body of Christ; and one Holy Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling (Ephesian 2:12); Our hope our calling is to be delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:13). (Words in italics added.)
We who are born again are one with Christ, one with the Holy Spirit, one with God the Father (Ephesians 4:6) and we are each members of the body of Christ. If our hand or foot is hurt and causing us grief, we just don’t chop it off and throw it away. We are gentle and long suffering with our hand or foot, patiently putting up with it in love for our body. We are all one in the body of Christ, so let us endeavour to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
To endeavour, is diligently to labour for and study for. We are to love our brothers and sisters in the Lord, but this love is something we need to diligently labour for and study for, thus keeping the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. It is our Love for each other that binds us together, while hate drives us apart.
Written by Kenneth Allan Clark and printed and published by
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