Appeal to Unity

 

Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you…

For I have been informed… that there are quarrels among you. …

Has Christ been divided?  …

you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? …

each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire…

do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will …  disclose the motives of men’s hearts…

these things…  I have figuratively applied… so… you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other. …

Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints? …

it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?  …

I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it.  For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.  …

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  …

Love… is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered… bears all things…  endures all things. …

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

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4 Responses to Appeal to Unity

  1. Good work Elsiephoebe/Laura.
    Typical of everything you write it is excellent.
    Larry

  2. elsiephoebe says:

    Appreciating Larry’s note! He knows (as most would): for the record, this post was all God (1 Cor.).

  3. lolahbf says:

    Is that billboard real? Whoever put it up is awesome.

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