Today’s verse: Matthew 18:19
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Scripture: Matthew 18: 15-20
United we stand, divided we fall is a familiar saying in the world. When we are united, we can accomplish more incredible things for the Kingdom of God. Knowing this, satan brings division amongst us. That is why, in today’s passage, Jesus teaches us the ways to save relationships.
Befit your brother (verse 15-17):
It is not suitable for a child of God to be ok with others when they do something wrong. We should strive to make them walk on the right path. We should approach them secretly and help them to repent and take the right direction (Leviticus 19:17,18). When things go beyond our hands, we can seek the help of the elders from our church. But when we follow this in the wrong order, the problem becomes more extensive, or a new problem arises. If we love our fellow believers, we will help them come out of sin when we don’t do that; we are answerable to God (Ezekiel 33:1-9). When we have a misunderstanding with others, we should humble ourselves and make it right. It is an important thing to be at peace with everyone.
Agree with your brother (verse 18-20):
Personal prayer is very much important in every individual’s life. But when at least two of you gather and pray, you receive the power of God and answer for your prayers (I John 5:13-15). It helps to build the faith fellowship. When we pray with oneness in our hearts, we will do more extraordinary things for God. When Jesus sent out His disciples for ministry, He sent them as two in a batch. To stand against the evil plots of Satan, we need prayer with oneness. Knowing this, Satan brings division amongst the believers. It is vital to immediately rectify the things that create division (Proverbs 6:1-5).
Ask yourself – What can I do to make my relationship with others right?
Dear God, Help me to be united with my fellow believers and build Your Kingdom. Amen.