How to Keep Your Home & Church Unified – By Father Andrew Bahhi
In Mark 3:24-25, it says “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” This is a strong warning from our Lord himself, but this is not for everyone, but only those who do not take this valuable saying seriously.
What will make the house divided? Two very important things will make any house, church, community, company divided – pride and lack of love.
We should be careful, especially as Christians, because the house is the main place where we can learn this. If we come up in a healthy loving house, that is the best environment for the church and society.
But what is the solution to pride and lack of love so we can avoid division? Humility and sacrificial love. In the 1 Kings, Solomon prayed to God for wisdom, and he got it. Two women in the same household gave birth. During the night, one of the women rolled over on her baby and killed him. So, she put it in the lap of her friend, and took the living baby.
The next day the other woman noticed a different baby and accused the other of exchange the babies, resulting in an argument. They went to Solomon to solve the problem, who said give me a sword and I will cut the baby in two. The real mom offered to give the baby because she wanted to save his life. She was willing the sacrifice keeping her baby in order to save him.
A lot of times in homes, couples fight over who is right. But when the house gets destroyed, nobody is right. But if they know how to keep the unity, both are right. So, we have to learn how to sacrifice.
If you ask any couple married 50 or 60 years. They will tell you how much they suffered, but they made it with great and unconditional love to keep the unity of their house.
But unfortunately, in the commercial world we live in today, many forget this. Nobody has a right against the other, but you all have rights against the evil one.
If a couple face troubles together, they can overcome any trouble. But when children grow up without a mother or father, it does not matter who was right.
So how to prevent this? A lot of love, but sacrificial love. You have to be willing to give up your rights to save the house.
The true joy is when you can please God by keeping unity in your house. If you choose division, only one is happy – the evil one.
I pray all of us can understand as Christians, we have a very important job and rule in our families. Feed and give them good clothes, but also teach then the true relationship between Jesus, as well as the bride and groom of the church to keep the unity of the house.
Learn more in Father Andrew’s sermon video here.
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