Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The secret to true unity

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Philippians 2:1-3 (NET) Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort provided by love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any affection or mercy, complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.

Seun had dealt with people long enough for him to know that, more than anything else, people are controlled by their selfish motives. So he was not surprised when Sola behaved the way he did. Sola was selfish and greedy. He only looked out for himself, and whenever it seemed he was looking out for others, it was because it was an indirect way of him looking out for himself.

Seun did not know he could trust anyone until he met Trevor and Daniel who were true believers whose hearts had been changed by God's word. They were truly selfless and humble. Seun became a believer in the Lord Jesus through their influence.

If people are not selfless and humble, it would be practically impossible for them to walk in unity and love. The secret to walking in true unity and love has been revealed in today's Bible verses.

Even among believers, walking in unity may be a far cry if they don't understand the principle of selflessness. The Adamic man is naturally selfish and self-centered. But as we are transformed into the image of Christ, we receive the mind of Christ which is selfless and perfectly humble.

The only time people can truly walk in unity is when they meet the conditions of Philippians 2 verse 3 which says:

Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.

Go into today making it your goal to be like Christ and have his mind. Jesus was willing to give his life to save us. If for example, there is only one seat and you and someone else are tired and need to sit down, be the one to offer the seat to the other person. Treat people better than you would expect to be treated. This doesn't mean you have low self-esteem, it means you have the mind of Christ.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi

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