Day 177/260: Read 1 Corinthians 1
God will not command man to do something that man is incapable of doing. If God expects something of His creation, it is because He blessed His creation with the ability to accomplish it.
“Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that here be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” These are inspired words, written by the apostle Paul as he was moved by the Holy Spirit. If man was not able to come together, to “speak the same thing,” to have “no divisions,” then God would not have commanded such through the inspired penman.
Yet, when we drive down the road, we see a number of distinct denominations, all teaching very different doctrines, answering the most eternally important question, “What must I do to be saved?” in various contradicting ways. Is this what God desired? What Jesus prayed for? What the Spirit authorized?
This is how we fulfill the command: go back to the Bible. Forget the traditions that have been handed down that render our worship to God vain (Matthew 15:9). See what He has said, and follow that. Can we do it? We can, and we must, if we are to be pleasing to the Almighty.
Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)
1 Corinthians 1:10. Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Pray for unity in returning to the Scriptures in the Christian world.