2 Timothy 1:13
"What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus."NIV
"Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus."KJV
If we could look all at the same time at the entire number of Christians, we would see big and little separate groups with their own specific patterns of how the individual Christian and the church should be. Doesn't the Bible tell us that it is the same Holy Spirit that dwells in all true believers and unifies us in Jesus Christ? Why then are there so many different sects and groups who believe they have the truth and no one else does? Satan divides. Christ unifies us through His Holy Spirit. This unity is the pattern shown to us by Christ Himself as He walked this earth and gave us His Word. If we all follow this pattern, we will be unified, in unison with our Lord and with one another.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for ever thinking that we have ownership of the Truth and those who do not believe and practice everything as we do are lost. Increase our hunger for the pattern You have set down for us through Your Son Jesus Christ. We thank You for the unity that will prevail. In Jesus' name, Amen.