“I beseech you… that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”
(1 Corinthians 1:10)
While on his two-year ministry venture at Ephesus, Paul heard of the troubles in the church at Corinth and wrote the epistle known as 1 Corinthians. Understanding the urgent need to address various issues, he discussed each subject in his timely letter.
After extending a warm greeting to the saints, he began his first appeal: “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you” (1 Corinthians 1:10-11).
Paul presented the solution to the wrangling that existed between church members at Corinth. He spoke to them of unity, of being “perfectly joined together” in speech, mind, and judgment.
If you are encountering a negative situation that seems uncompromising and impossible to change consider what you and those involved are saying, thinking, and doing in reference to it. Then, agree with God’s word, and allow it to be the supreme authority.
Are you speaking the same thing? Do you have the same mind? Will you pass the same judgment?