No Loose Ends
March 25, 2013
Confidence in God’s Grace
March 27, 2013
No Loose Ends
March 25, 2013
Confidence in God’s Grace
March 27, 2013

Be of One Mind

North Myrtle Beach 2013

North Myrtle Beach 2013

11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. 12 Greet one another with an holy kiss. 13 All the saints salute you. 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:11-14

I’m picking up where I left off a couple of days ago. Paul lists four imperatives– be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace.

First, he said be perfect. We looked at that the other day.

Second, be of good comfort. We looked at that also.

Third, be of one mind. “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. (1 Corinthians 1:10)

The Corinthian church was anything but of one mind. There were divisions already. That’s how many of our churches came into being. A point of theology became a point of contention and the division.

What about your church? Are you all of one mind? I don’t know if we will ever have consensus on every point of scripture. However, do we all have one goal—one mission. Hopefully your church is of one mind.

What about the global church? Paul’s wrote his admonition to the church at Corinth. The Holy Spirit said it to every member of the church universal. Can we be of one mind? I see a lot of division even in such teachings as law and grace. Sounds basic, but we sure don’t have one mind on it. I think we have to rightly divide the Word of Truth as best as we can. We need to hear other members of the body and search the scriptures to see if they are operating in the Truth. Sadly, the contention is often what we believe is the truth.

Maybe there is a glorious church who has one mind. In the meantime, we can agree to disagree until we have received the revelation of the Holy Spirit who will teach us all things. We have the mind of Christ. Therefore, it’s possible we can be of one mind. Let’s pray that we will be part of that oneness together.