Harmony and Peace: 2Corinthians 13:11

Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.

2 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT)

Paul is writing to the church in Corinth, where they were struggling to keep a Christian lifestyle. Many of the believers were being swayed by the city’s immorality, idolatry, and false teachers. Paul is seeking for them to mend their ways and restore their unity of purpose. He encourages them to be joyful, to grow in maturity. To repair their relationships so they could work together and encourage one another. To be of one mind, with shared values; to become complete, restored, work in harmony, and live in peace. Traits church people are still in need of today. For God’s love and peace surround those who work in unity for His good.

In today’s world, we are bombarded with bickering, name-calling, and disagreement daily. Are you encouraging harmony and peace in your church/community?

Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, you are a God of love and peace. We thank you for your compassion and grace to us. Teach us to mend our ways and live in unity, harmony, and peace. Keep us strong, in Your way, unswayed by false teaching and immorality. Guide us in your truth and light. Like the Echinacea flower’s beauty is enhanced when grouped together; let our life be enhanced with harmony and peace when we go forward in unity. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen

Need prayer? I believe in the power of prayer and would be glad to pray for you. Leave a comment or message me on the  contact page. ๐ŸŒบ

6 thoughts on “Harmony and Peace: 2Corinthians 13:11

  1. Such a necessary word for this day. The church can be so divided and people want to be โ€˜rightโ€™ rather than encouraging peace and harmony working together to reflect Christ to a broken world.

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    1. Manu, I agree like; Paul, said we have to work together and restore unity. Leading us to live and serve in peace and harmony, filled with the love of God. It is always good to hear from you, have a blessed week! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ

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  2. Thanks for the prayer. Harmony and peace are needed in society. As Christians we should be leading the way in this area since we have Godโ€™s Spirit living inside of us. There is so much turmoil and many broken relationships, especially in families. Letโ€™s keep the prayers going Jeanne. Thank you for sharing this important message. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟโค๏ธ

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    1. Dawn, I agree peace and harmony are needed. Christians need to embrace, demonstrate, and be examples of living in harmony and spreading God’s love.
      It is good to hear from you! I hope school is going well; I am sure it is keeping you busy! ๐Ÿ’—โœจ๐ŸŒบ

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