Love, unity, and peace are what Paul described in Eph 4:1-3. This is an exhortation to the Church. “Be humble and gentle and bear with one another in love. Be united in the Spirit in the bond of peace.” What a powerful exhortation. Do we see this in the Church today? I see the opposite. The Church is divided, hostile, and powerless today. We are happy to do our Sunday duty and attend church but then enmity and discord are prevalent within the Church. What happened? I think we have wandered away from the Word of God and are playing God according to our own making. This is what the people did when Moses went to meet with God. They made a molten calf to worship and satisfy their own lusts.
Love, Unity, And Peace: Church
Each time the Church wanders away from the Truth and stops worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth, chaos results. Is the Church responsible for the chaos we see in the world today? Is the COVID-19 virus a sign that the whole world is being taken to task for our sin? Satan will use any and every sin to attack and destroy people. God allows this but He will also use this to turn His people back to Him. The Bible is full of examples of this; in particular, when the children of Israel wandered away from Him. Will the Bride now forsake her wicked ways, repent, and turn to Him for salvation?
God is a good God. It is His goodness that leads to salvation. Sin does the opposite. Sin always traps us and we need to be saved. How blind are we that we still continue to sin as Adam did and go our own way. How stupid can we be? Yet despite our stupidity, God is merciful and will save us. Let us turn to Him at this hour and love each other and unite despite our differences. The Holy Spirit will grant us His peace which will be a bond that cannot be broken. There is no other peace like His peace which passes all understanding. His peace is solid, unmovable, and strong. Come let us unite and be worthy of His call.