Good Words for Today: April 9

“Being one in spirit and of one mind” (Philippians 2:3). I like Peterson’s paraphrase: “Be deep-spirited friends.” This touches how we relate to each other. The Greek literally means “same-souled.” It has the idea of such a deep unity that your souls are “unanimous” in their love and respect for each other. A. T. Robertson says that when we have this kind of unity, we will be “like clocks that strike at the same moment.” We may say it very simply. A united church experiences God’s power–and a divided church does not.

April 9, 2016

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