Seeking God’s blessing it is easy to focus on spirituality, worship and style of ministry. We forget the Lord has desires.
How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!Psalm 133v1
Harmony is easy between those who share forms of worship, spirituality and style of ministry. When we differ, not so much.
For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil that was poured over Aaron’s head, that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe.Psalm 133v2
The Lord values harmony as we do the outpouring of his Spirit. As Jesus said,
‘A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’John 13v34-35
What would it take to develop the love of our brothers irrespective of being conservative, liberal, charismatic, high church, …
Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.Psalm 133v3
There are practical constraints. We shouldn’t undo beliefs or paper over differences. It is however, possible to have a welcoming heart and a positive attitude. It is possible to treat as brothers. We can build up rather than scores points. We can choose to be together rather than merely acknowledge from afar.