Living in Unity and Peace
The Christian faith is rooted in the ancient scriptures of the Bible, and each one serves a unique purpose. In this devotion, we will look into 1 Corinthians 1:10-18. Here, Paul, the author of the scripture passage, advises the Church of Corinth to live in unity and harmony despite their divisions with respect to their spiritual beliefs. Paul admonishes that by striving for unity and peace within their disagreements rather than clinging to their own opinions or ideas about Jesus Christ. Through this devotion, we can gain a better understanding of what it means to live as a unified community, recognizing that these differences are natural parts of our Christian faith. We will also explore how Paul’s words can still be applied today to help us create a peaceful environment amongst all people who follow Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:10-18 reads as follows: “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. Now I say this, that each of you says ‘I am of Paul,’ or ‘I am of Apollos’ or ‘I am of Cephas,’ or ‘I am of Christ.’ Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name.” In this scripture passage from First Corinthians chapter one verse ten onwards