Protection Against a Divisive Spirit
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22,23
Competing Against Each Other Does Not Breed Unity
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Ephesians 5:31
3 Ways to Strengthen Your Oneness
- Whatever game it is, instead of trying to compete and beat him, be on the same team. This will help you guard your tongue from snide and sarcastic jabs that you may say to one another. (And it will help keep you from throwing your racket in case you happen to be playing tennis!)
- Encourage him while playing. You will be building him up rather than tearing him down.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26
- Don’t keep score if you are on opposing sides. You’re objective is not to win but to stay united and have fun.
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Live a poured out life for Christ,