Malachi 2:10, involves Malachi, a prophet, speaking to the people of Judah about God’s position as the One God, El Echad. The questions posed really sent me into a reflective state regarding how we as believers treat each other.
There are so many denominational battles, similar to the internal battles that were taking place within the families of Judah. I found myself saying to the body of Christ...Have we not one God? This message was sent to Judah because of the many sins they were committing against God and each other.
To some who tend to be passive aggressive with an out of sight out of mind mentality, this will not seem like a problem. What many fail to realize is how we treat each other impacts past, present, and future believers and most of the division within the body of Christ tends to distract us from keeping God our main priority.
I repent on behalf of all believers who have spoken an ill word or harmed another believer in any capacity. I pray that we as believers would not be divided by worldly issues, but that we would allow our father, the One God to guide us in the matters of this world. May we love one another as commanded so that the love of God becomes far greater than the division among his people.
Today, read Malachi 2:10-17 and let God speak to you concerning your role in establishing unity among the children of God. It may be as simple as going to your brother or sister in Christ of another denomination and reminding them that they too embody the love of God. Make time to know God as El Echad and commit to living and loving others like they too are his own.