COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM
BY: AUDREY DRUMMONDS
“In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.” (1 KINGS 3:5-10)
The greatest need of the body of Christ is for each of us to have an understanding heart towards one another. Everything is connected that God has created working together for His glory both in the natural and the spiritual realms; and everything is affected by the domain we are around. It may be positive or negative, but we are never at any point polarized or separated from our surroundings.
In the world of thought, there is one thought that influences all other thoughts. In the world of life, there is one life that influences all other lives. In the world of stars, there is one star that influences all other stars. “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:” (EPHESIANS 4:11-13)
We may seem to have separation and division in the body of Christ, but it is only for a season of working all things for His glory and perfection. Maturity is revealed when we each grow up in Christ by bringing unity to the body as one…
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