How to keep unity in the face of adversity

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

— 1 Corinthians 1:10

A story is told of Tonto and the Lone Ranger riding through a canyon one afternoon. All of a sudden, both sides were filled with American Indian warriors on horses, dressed for battle and shouting loudly.

The Lone Ranger turned to Tonto and asked, “What are we going to do?”

Tonto replied, “What do you mean, ‘we’, kemosabe?”

It’s amazing how when times get tough and we encounter adversity, one of the first things to be sacrificed is unity. And when we think about the challenges facing Christians today, many of these things are sadly dividing brothers and sisters in Christ when we need to be united more than ever.

Christian unity in the face of adversity, however, isn’t some unattainable concept. In fact, when we as believers in Christ maintain our commitment to the truth of Scripture and to the fellowship of the Spirit, unity just seems to happen.

When challenges come, we as the body of Christ must face them together. So stay committed to biblical truth. Reaffirm your devotion to one another in the Spirit. When you make those things your priorities, adversity will bring you together instead of tearing you apart!


Prayer Challenge

Pray and ask God to help you stay committed to biblical truth and fellowship of the Spirit so you stay unified with the body of Christ!


Questions for Thought

What do you think is the main issue that causes division among Christians in the face of adversity?

Why do you think unity in the face of adversity is so vital for believers in Christ?