Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

The Means Of Unity, Part 1

Eph 4:1-2 1… walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience(a), bearing with one another in love(b),

The ingredients to season our calling are outlined in the following verses, they promote unity in the body of Christ. The first mention is that of walking in humility and gentleness, with patience. In ethics, humility is freedom from pride and arrogance; humbleness of mind; a modest estimate of one’s own worth. In theology, it consists in lowliness of mind; a deep sense of one’s own unworthiness in the sight of God, self-abasement, sorrow for sin, and submission to the divine will.

Our call is to serve the Lord with all humility of mind, (Acts 20:19, Pro 15:33). The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. Jas 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Where there is humility, there is gentleness.

He then adds, “with patience” associated with long suffering, meekness. Long-suffering implies being patient bearing of injuries, without seeking revenge. With meekness, you will not to allow offenses and un-forgiveness to dictate your life. All that is to follow for the sake of unity is partly strengthened by humility and gentleness, with patience.

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