Nehemiah 12:28 And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi; 29 Also from the house of Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had builded them villages round about Jerusalem.
The sons of the singers came together … for they had villages round about Jerusalem. Unity is important especially for those ministering unto God. How beautiful it is when people dwell together in unity.
Psalm 133:1 A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
There is an environment on which the blessing of God can descend and there is another. Round about Jerusalem, were singers … their villages were surrounding Jerusalem; Praise goes with unity and unity goes with praise. For there to be unity, there must be a coming out to a designated place. People can come out of different places, but they must gather to the same destination … God has called us out darkness to His marvelous light. His light. My prayer is that we will be gathered to light, but not without our agreement to leave what must be abandoned.
Also true saints, gather round each other with love – to raise the fallen, to cheer the desolate, to bring succor to the suffering … there is a sense of safety we should have …knowing that we are protected , when we are in a family. That is because we know that we are safe…protected by the unity of God’s people … who together will uphold us. Where there are strange mixtures of doctrines … you can be sure that God will be absent, and even if there is a unity – the unity will not be of God. Where there has not been a gathering out unto God … be sure it is nothing but nonsense. I was at a gathering where Christians gathered – just as the world gathered, doing exactly what the godless do …there was no difference between Christians and non-Christians …the heathens mixed perfectly and everything – clothing, singing …it was impossible to know which were the Christians. There was no gathering out …just a blend. Be sure that when God named His Church, it meant … “called out” … Are you in the gathering of the called out? The gates of hell cannot prevail against God’s called out. God Himself surrounds His church and keeps it safe – not any man or person.
Mat_16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Jdg_7:23 And the men of Israel gathered themselves together out of Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after the Midianites.
Verses for further meditation
Psalm 34:3; Ephesians 4:3
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Know that you are different, and will always be God’s unique jewel … but you shine in unity with others.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, in times of trouble, let me sense your presence surrounding me. Keep me in God’s peace. Amen
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