Unity is a wonderful gift that the Lord has given us with one another Ephesians 4:3 says that we are to be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. How do we do that? The context explains—“ with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love” (verse 2). And that is exactly why unity is so rare—because it’s such a challenge to be humble, gentle, patient, and loving with each other.
If you had a hundred pianos in a room, it would be an impossible task to get them in tune with one another. But there is actually a simple way to unify them. And that would be to tune them all to the same tuning fork. Because once tuned to the same fork, the pianos would automatically be tuned to each other. Likewise, unity with one another is a matter of being “in tune” with Christ Jesus, so that the fruit of His Spirit—humility, gentleness, patience, and love—will be cultivated in our lives, resulting in unity. Next time you experience conflict, let this be your first thought—pray that you would be in tune with Christ, and let Him use you as an instrument for unity.