I can’t do this verse without looking. at the verse above. “Rejoice with those that rejoice, and weep with those that weep.” That is how we are of the same mind as others. We are not to put ourselves above others. We can not achieve unity when I am better than everyone else. We can not achieve unity if I think of myself as higher than you. Unity is achieved when we are equal at the cross. This takes back to two weeks ago, mutual submission. Through mutual submission, which is at the cross through Christ…We achieve Unity. When we are of the same mind we achieve unity. On a complete other note, being in the same mind we get unity. What does it mean to be of the same mind? In Philippians 2:5-8,
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
That’s the mindset that gives unity. When we are willing to serve and when we are willing to die for our cause. The church can be the greatest showing of unity ever, but how often do we just argue over stupid stuff and just cause nothing but disunity? All the time. We need to all look at ourselves as equals at the cross and then that will cause unity. So today, I will lay down my pride. When I see someone screw up, instead of me thinking higher of myself, I will look at myself as lower. Only then can I have unity.