Unity vs. Conformity - Heather Portillo

“Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.” Hebrews 14:12-13

In its infancy, social media was a place of unity and connectedness. It allowed users to stay in touch with their friends and loved ones on a daily basis. Since that time (in my opinion), it has evolved into a place of condemnation and disunity.

There is something painful about disunity and condemnation. It brings with it a cloud of discomfort. For me, that cloud is sadness, but for others, it could be anxiety, anger or even resentment.

I was reminded of this last week when I attended a graveside funeral. After the service, I took a few moments to read the gravestones of others who had passed. One man’s grave had a bench in front of it. Engraved on the bench were the words “God calls us to unity, not conformity. We can walk hand in hand without seeing eye to eye.” I really liked that.

Hebrews 14:19 shows us how to achieve unity. “So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.” When we build each other up, instead of tearing each other down, we will see harmony. When we no longer expect others to conform to our views and begin to see the beauty in their personal views we will experience unity. From that unity and harmony can grow respect and brotherly love.

Father, help us remember we are all your children and you love us unconditionally. Help me to build others up today. Help me to aim for harmony and reflect only your goodness in my words and actions. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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