“God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe’s people, that there are quarrels among you.” (1 Corinthians 1:9-11)
We are born into a fallen humanity. There are divisions and quarreling that happens, but it ought not be so. We are called by One Lord through one baptism into the one faith by which we are eternally reconciled to One God. Come into the truth revealed in faith and work together with all whom You fellowship, for this is good and pleasing to the One who calls us by grace into eternity.
Lord, I know how to be contentious and quarrelsome. Lead me away from the old man and into the new life to which I have been called. Guide me according to Your truth that I would walk humbly with You, my Lord, God and Savior. Lead me in the way of everlasting life that I would now and forever abide in the truth You have revealed once for all. Lead me according to Your will.
Lord Jesus, You have come that we might have life and have it abundantly. Guide me in the Word of truth that I may now and always abide in the goodness of Your grace and mercy. Lead me in the way You know I need to go that I would abide peaceably with others as You abide with me. Guide me, O Lord, and help me to always follow where You lead that I would each day become more like You. Amen.