Summary: It should be our goal that NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND. Are we praying for a spirit of unity, synergy, and togetherness in our family and church. Are we all pulling together? Judging others will limit any personal growth possible.
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND --- TOGETHER
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com This is a series.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (MSG) So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it.
Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Weddings are beautiful. We used to do the unity candle, then later we did sand. Today we are seeing the GOD’S KNOT --- 3 cords, the husband, the wife and the cord of God… God is gold, the man is purple
The bride is white. This GOD’S KNOT speak of the power of the Trinity of the Godhead.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
Ecclesiastes 4:10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (MSG) By yourself you're unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn't easily snapped.
I once read in a farmers’ magazine an article about horses. The facts represented were amazing to me. The discussion said one horse could pull 800 pounds, another could pull 500 pounds. IF YOU TEAMED THE HORSES TOGETHER? Together they could pull 1,300 pounds? NO THE HORSES TEAMED TOGETHER COULD PULL 2,300 POUNDS…
1,000 more pounds together than they could pull individually.
WHAT HINDERS GOD’S PEOPLE FROM THE LOVE OF “ONE ANOTHER?” COULD OUR ATTITDES AND WORDS HINDER UNITY IN THE CAMP?
I had a friend tell me about a rotten man in the community. The man was a drunk, wife abuser, child neglecter. He said bad words all the time. He never held down a job. Seems like everyone in the community spoke poorly of this man. He thought he would ask the Preacher about the man and trap him. The Preacher replied: HE SURE IS THE BEST WHISTLER I EVER HEARD.
PERHAPS THE GREATEST OBSTACLE TO “THE ONE ANOTHER” SPIRIT OF UNITY IS JUDGING OTHERS.
JUDGING IS A TERRIBLE WRONG IN THE BODY OF CHRIST… Read Facebook, listen to people THEY ARE PUTTING DOWN people for judging as they are judging people themselves. I thought the Bible said the perfect person can throw the first stone.
CAN WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE JUDGING PEOPLE FOR JUDGING PEOPLE?
Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
Ever look at the splinter in another’s eye and refuse to look at the beam in your eye…
I see many get so good at JUDGING OTHERS FOR JUDGING OTHERS… wow? You didn’t do what I wanted when I wanted you too… consider what the others are doing…
The ones that do the least talking about the other people are trying… to work with ”ONE ANOTHER.”
My judging theory is simple. The obese person talks about the person smoking. The person smoking talks about the person that drinks alcohol. The person drinking alcohol talks about the doctor shopping prescription abuser. The pain pill addict talks about the person smoking mariwana, the pot smoker says this is natural substance. So they talk about the crack, methamphetamine, cocaine user. Seems everyone can find fault with others that sin differently than they do.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
James 5:16 (MSG) Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.