May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6

 

As believers we are called to give all glory and praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ but we cannot do that without meeting a prerequisite. That prerequisite is to live in complete harmony with our fellow believers. Conflict in the body of Christ hinders our ability to praise God. No matter how much you sing, give, serve or do for God, You can’t praise and give God glory if you are in conflict with your fellow believers. The ability to of be in harmony with our Christian brothers and sisters comes from God. He is the one who gives us patience to bear those we don’t agree with and the encouragement we need to love them despite our differences.

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