United

3CB54149-B2C0-49D0-817C-D98DD95B30C9“I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

United
As a human society, we have common healthy goals that can be obtained more readily when we are united. Watching our government bicker like immature children disgusts most of us; because, deep down, we know we have more similarities than differences. Still the enemy tries to divide us by focusing us on those areas that have fierce opposition. As the 1970 song proclaims, “United We Stand”! We must learn to love and forgive and be united in that respect. Our future depends on it.

Harmony

95802373-E357-4F26-903A-32BF2806140E“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Harmony

Harmony—it seems to be lacking in this world.  Today I read all sorts of news of discord.  Our politicians can’t seem to agree on anything.  People blame someone else for their problems. Individuals want their wishes granted at whatever costs.  Meanwhile we are missing opportunities to work together in a way that is pleasing.  Clearly, the evil one thrives on division and confusion. The way to harmony is through The Way, The Truth and The Life.

Peace

6BC2754A-C09B-4678-9608-D10CCB185B7B“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Peace is harmony and the absence of hostility. In the behavioral sense, it is a lack of conflict and freedom from fear. Growing up in Virginia Public Schools, I learned Patrick Henry’s famous speech concerning peace and it still rings true today.