Wisdom For The Day Devotional 2 May 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo: Walk In Unity
TOPIC: Walk In Unity (TREM Devotional 2 May 2023)
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 (KJV)
The place of unity in the Body of Christ cannot be overemphasized, how much more unity within the local assembly? The devil knows the power of unity and goes all out to sow seeds of discord amongst believers. And the sad thing is that we give him room. The seed of discord is a powerful tool in the hands of the devil. Thus, believers end up fighting themselves! Brothers against brothers within the same family!
Beloved, there is a bright future ahead of God’s people. God has promised us great and mighty things, but they can only come to pass when we join hands to work in unity.
According to the scriptures, unity is “like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down the skirts of his garments” (Psalm 133:2). Oil, as you know signifies the anointing. You can see the flow of the anointing in a unified organization. The oil flows unhindered when there is unity. The hand cooperates with the legs, the eyes cooperate with the legs, and the eyes cooperate with the mouth. Every part does its own and relies on the other in the hour of need.
In verse 3 of Psalm 133, unity is said to be like the dew that descended upon the mountain. And the Psalmist concluded by saying: “there the Lord commanded His blessings”. There is a commanded blessing in the place of unity. Do you want to enjoy the fullness of the Godhead? Then walk in unity. Offenses will come, but don’t dwell on them because victory is guaranteed.
Can you imagine where God’s people will be if we all join hands to help one another? Think of the impact we will make when we rally around ourselves to ensure that we take our locality for Jesus. I have found out that everything a ministry needs to succeed is within it. We must learn to celebrate the gifts that the Lord has brought our way.
Psalm 133:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:10
DAILY BIBLE READING:
Morning – 1 Kings 12-13
Evening – Luke 22:1-30
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.