Romans 15:5-6 (NASB) Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, 6 so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Each piece had a part in the whole. while assembling tongue and groove flooring, each piece had to snap into place with the pieces on either side of it. As I snapped them together, the pieces became a beautiful floor, but if I had left one piece out, the floor would have been incomplete. Today's verse speaks of God giving us perseverance and encouragement so that we may be of the same mind working together to bring Him glory. No matter if it’s a family, a church community, or employees at a factory or office, if everyone doesn't work together than the sum of its parts will never be complete. There were times in life when I was only concerned with myself. With that attitude, I hurt my family, my co-workers, etc. Coming together as one, with each of us working together, will bring God glory. That's only if we have the same mind and the same goal. Are we doing our part in the family, workplace, church, and community to work as one? Be encouraged and persevere to work as one, and we will glorify God. Like the floor, we will be something truly beautiful.
Application:• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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