One truth in the Lord is very understandable to those who understand. One truth is a centering feeling but actually more like a base from which we are to grow, gives us a nourishment to grow, builds in us a spiritual influence that grows, and has a safety net of everything else.
Division exists in all levels of the world’s people. Division in politics, religions, sports, educational perspectives, and of course health concerns. Division exists but division itself, simply 2 sides, does not divide, no. It is strife and evil powers that makes division into separation, fractionation into fractures, whole into lost bits here and there, who are fooled into thinking there’s no common ground.
Jesus knows what pulls people apart, Jesus knows the human struggle with earthly influences, derisive thoughts and being lost in the crowd of crowd mentality. Even the mob mentality that urged crucifixion to Jesus, He saw as a spiraling away from the truth. “Forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do.” – well that’s still true: we in humanity get carried away – and He in Jesus still saves.
If we take the truth, instilled in each of us, cultivate our understanding and our dedication to the heavens for focus, the earthly angsts can fall away. Serious issues abound, so divine love must be shared, applied, graced with care, and applied with ample forgiveness. There is One Truth don’t try to stretch it or split it. One truth does not shift like shadows. James 1:17-18 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
Will we suffer? I see and feel the suffering of watching derision, which is energy-draining and distracting, preventing action taken for the Lord’s sake. We will REALLY suffer surely and be destroyed if we don’t work for Jesus, or at least acknowledge Him. Therefore bringing Jesus and His mission to the world, to help bridge the gap to those suffering for lostness, is the least we can do, yes even if we are suffering for good, it’s GOOD.
I’ve seen people suffer for much less, projecting hardships on themselves in advance. I’ve seen people sell themselves, and others, short. We are to stand for our truth and Jesus’s Way. We are to humble in His Work. Even be generous to the point of not letting one hand know what the other hand does in generosity. Let each hand, soul, servant SERVE. The servant will be saved, God will see to that.
Keep Living in One Truth. Loving in His Name. Helping in His humility. Even suffering in His Name. God will bring you thru.
Within Paul’s letter to the Philippians, He urged all to live a “Life Worthy of the Gospel”
* conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
* stand firm in the One Spirit.
* together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God.
* For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.