Why Are We Not United?

by | Jun 16, 2022 | Inspiration, Relational, Teaching | 0 comments

I have asked myself this question numerous times. Why is it that we are not united as a country let alone the world. What is it about mankind that causes us to treat one another in such a destructive way? Recently after watching the news I have become more disappointed in the human race. We all share the same planet and bleed the same blood, yet we treat one another as if our differences, disagreements, and failed attempts at conflict resolution are valid reasons to perpetuate division. Really we are all created by God. This means that we share the same creator and we should share the same purpose as well. Isaiah 43:7 along with 1 Corinthians 10:31 are excellent reminders that our call here on earth is to glorify God with all that we are and do. We are meant to follow his commandments, serve God faithfully, and live peacefully in unison as children of God. Unfortunately when I acknowledge the social, political, and economic issues across the globe it is clear to me that we do not live united the way God has designed us to (1 Cor. 12:12-26). So then what do we as Christians do about this?
 

God’s Plan For Us

The answer to the question why we are not united the way we should be is quite simple. The answer is that we do not allow God to unite us. Instead we allow sin to rule over our lives. Sin then dictates our desires and motives resulting in poor actions and decision making. It is essential that each of us see the events occurring today as well as our behavior through God’s lens. Many times we are not aware that our motives and behavior are misplaced. A lot of people assume they are living the way they should but have no idea that they are not. During this month we celebrate the 4th of July which is a holiday meant to celebrate our independence from Britain and our ability to become our own self-governed nation. This is something worth celebrating but means nothing if we do not act like it. I urge you to join me this month in being more intentional in living out God’s plan for your life. These scriptures remind us of what God’s plan looks like for our lives:

1 Corinthians 12:26-27 (NIV): “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
 
Matthew 5:43-48 (NIV): “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
 
Luke 9:23 (NIV): “Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
 
Mark 12:30-31(NIV): “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
 
Matthew 6:33-34 (NIV): “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

God Bless.
 

My name is Lindsey Harrell. I am a college graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a major in Women’s Ministry Leadership. I am committed to serving alongside women who long to be transformed by the hope and healing God provides through his truth.

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