Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Friday, April 27, 2012

U is for United (not the airlines)

Women of the Bible from A to Z series

“…What therefore God hath joined together, 
let not man put asunder.” Matthew 19:6 kjv

United: joined, amalgamated, unified, cohesive, integrated, bond, fused

There are no “U” women’s names, so please consider the following verses to see how God united us with Him through our acceptance of Christ as Savior, through marriage, and in fellowship as fellow believers, joint heirs in Christ.

 “And God said, 'So a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one body.' So there are not two, but one. God has joined the two together, so no one should separate them." Matthew 19:5:6 (Genesis 2:24) ncv

“Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are.” John 17:11 nlt

“For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection…” Romans 6:5 nasb

“God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.”1 Corinthians 1:30 nlt

“For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26-28 nlt

“Finally, all [of you] should be of one and the same mind (united in spirit), sympathizing [with one another], loving [each other] as brethren [of one household], compassionate and courteous (tenderhearted and humble).” 1 Peter 3:8 amp

In God's vocabulary, united means forever, to no longer be separate but one—once united, always united as one unit, never to be separate again. We love that concept when it comes to our relationship with God. However, being united with another human being forever is not always so pleasing; those relationships require grace and forgiveness our self-centeredness doesn't always like to grant. But by the Holy Spirit's power, we are able to be united forever with one another.
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[I used these various Bible versions/translations: amp, Amplified Bible; kjv, King James Version; ncv, New Century Version; nlt, New Living Translation; nasb New American Standard Bible]

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