《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” (1Pe 3:8)
one: What is the Christians’ shared
responsibility in a church? It is “like-minded”! Whether a church is
like-minded or not has a great association with the outreach gospel ministry.
Devil does not like us to preach the gospel, therefore attempts to raise
conflicts and chaos within a church, so that the church is exhausted to the
point of being unable to care about the needs outside the church. If believers
treat the gospel work above all other ministries, brothers and sisters will
naturally be happy to serve together in the gospel.
Meditation two: Is it easy for people in a church to “be like-minded”? It is not easy for people from different nationalities, cultures, races, skin colors, lifestyles, social status, ideology, education, and background to live in church life together. Like-minded is not about having the identical opinions, same thoughts and uniformity in everything. Nor does it mean “you agree with my mind” or “I agree with your mind,” but all “have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.” (Php 2:5) For Christ’s sake, we have to let go of our own opinions and prejudices, and actively strive to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph 4:3)
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for giving me the secret of being like-minded, which is “be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” Please let me realize that the unity of the church should start from me. I would like to learn to be gentle and humble as You are, and make the unity of the church to be my daily intercession. I pray in the precious name of Jesus. Amen!