1 Kings 14:1-15:24 / Acts 10:1-23 / Psalm 133:1-3 / Proverbs 17:7-8
“Behold, how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
Our God loves REAL fellowship and unity. This kind of fellowship holds no secrets and is truthful and honest. This is what He wants us to enjoy with Himself and with others.
1 John 1:6&7 says, If we say we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin.
True spiritual unity doesn’t come from simply smiling at each other, ignoring each others differences and “playing nicely” together. It comes when people know, enjoy, and experience God’s reality and presence in their lives and run this race with conviction, passion and purity dealing swiftly and directly with sin. If we are people of mixture who are allowing the world and it’s ways to influence our lives we will never fully enjoy true fellowship with God or with one another.
Compromise, secret sin and worldly living breeds shadows and sinful mixture blocking true fellowship and life. Conviction, confession and correction shines the light on and destroys secrets and shadows bringing true fellowship and unity!