Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 1 Peter 3:8 NLT
Every organization has a code of behavior. There was a time when companies cared little about the way their employees interacted with their customers, But with the development of so many new companies who are becoming successful, big business had to stop and take notice. When you are on line waiting for service, the service provider refers to you as the next guest; in the past you were the next customer. Organizations are paying a lot of attention to customer service.
So even before companies realized the importance of company culture, the Apostle Peter was promoting the culture of faith. People are used to the bad behavior of others. Unfortunately, there are many powerful individuals who choose to bully their employees. That kind of culture can be toxic for the worker. Knowing this, Peter wanted to make it clear to all, that people of faith lived by a different set of values.
First, he told them to be of one mind. In other words, he wanted them to be united. The Apostle Paul expressed the same sentiment when he spoke to the Corinthian Church in 1 Corinthians 1:10, “I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” The two apostles had the same message.
Why is unity so important? Well, there is unity in the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus desired that same unity for the church and so He prayed in John 17:21, “I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” As you walk in unity, you are training yourself in godliness.
Thought for Today: Friend, embrace unity.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.