Psalm 133:1 “A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”
With HIS Thought Leaders!
With each grain of sand rising
till the Hour glass empties…
so Joy joins — ascending —
those saints of “like Faith”…
…whose hopes — highest and
greatest — rose already with JESUS!
So their thoughts on The ROCK rest “grounded” — above!
With this gathering — faithful,
with “self-banished” distractions
…be counted beside
while standing with CHRIST!
AS HIServant pointing our thoughts upwards — together,
Devotional: Romans 15:1 “So those of us who have a strong faith must be patient with the weaknesses of those whose faith is not so strong. We must not think only of ourselves!”
To keep our thoughts above we must surround ourselves with those whose thoughts are also “above”…on CHRIST.
Now there are varying levels and degrees of Faith. so with all believers we must be encouraging and uplifting.
Even with those not of “like Faith”! Even so, we don’t entertain vain babblings.
2 Timothy 2:16 “But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness…”
When we’re “just trying to make our point” we must take great care NOT to engage in such worthless discussions.
1 Timothy 6:20 “O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,”
What GOD has put inside us is priceless and the real point is this.
“Can others see HIS deposit and do they feel encouraged to treasure it as much as HE has paid for it? EVERYTHING!
Also see Titus 3:9 “But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.”
Romans 14:1 “Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.”
When people are weak in faith, they either ask questions to learn or…to further the opinion they’ve already established in their heads.
Pride becomes visible and defies the humble and contrite instructions GOD gives us.
Isaiah 66:2 “For MY hand made all these things, thus all these things came into being,” declares the LORD.
“But to this one I will look,
To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at MY WORD!”
So…we must guard the words of our mouth, seeking HIS foundational WIsdom instead of …our elevated personal ideas.
So…we have to daily act with a disciplined mind. Proverbs 25:28 “Someone without self-control (self-discipline) is like a city broken into and left without walls.”
So…dwelling in Unity requires filtering of our conversations / responses…to answer those humbly seeking for answers and correcting those aspiring to elevate themselves.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is venerable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely…
…whatever is admirable–if any excellence and if any praise — think on these things.”
Dangerous distractions are brought then by undisciplined minds…and our own reflections must be thoroughly examined first to avoid dissuading and distracting others. So!
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
Let us look to CHRIST, gain encouragement from HIS WORD, directing ourselves and every saint In HIS service…humbly serving in TRUE unity!
Amen and amen!