May 2, 2012 – Where Unity Begins

Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
(Psalm 133:1-2 ESV)


My reading for today consisted of only three verses. Why, then, did it take me until lunch time to come up with a post? 


I was stuck on that word “unity”in verse 1. 


Noun:
  1. The state of being united or joined as a whole, esp. in a political context.
  2. Harmony or agreement between people or groups.
 
Synonyms: oneness – harmony – concord – union – unit – agreement


After love and peace, isn’t unity in the top 3 of what people want in life? We long for unity in our families, workplaces, cities, all the way to the United Nations. 


But how do we attain it?


Verse 2 gives us a starting place. Like the oil dripping on the head on to the beard and down to the collar of Aaron’s robes, unity starts in our heads. 


Matthew 9:4 And Jesus, having known their thoughts, said, ‘Why think ye evil in your hearts? 


Notice that? It started as a thought and next thing you know, it’s in their hearts. For instance have you ever had a dream about somebody and they did something bad to you and when you wake up you’re mad at them eventhough they have no clue why? It’s all in our head!   As Joyce Meyer is fond of saying, “The battlefield is in the mind. Where the mind goes, the man follows.”


The bible tells us how we renew our minds:


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8


I figured this may not solve the problems of the world but it can change me and my attitude. That’s a start, right? So what are you thinking?


[Reading from Blue Letter Bible – Chronological Plan]


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