So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.
As we know, Nehemiah together with the children of Israel set about to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. For those not familiar with the story of Nehemiah, when the walls of Jerusalem were in ruins, through the inspiration from the Holy Spirit, he set about to build it up. Nehemiah 4:6 states that the entire wall was joined up to half its height because “the people had a mind to work”. The building up of the wall took place fast because the people were united in their outlook toward their goal of building the wall.
There must have been hundreds of people. Even among them, there were people from different tribes, families, etc. Yet, when it came to this particular task, their hearts were united and hence they worked in harmony. God needs this type of unity and harmony from His children. Today, we see and hear of fellowships dissolving and having problems because the much required unity of the Spirit is not among them. We praise and worship the same God and yet are often quick to judge and complain on different matters pertaining to the church.
The Church is His house.
We are children of the most High and members of the Church. Unless there is unity among His children, we cannot expect a spiritual growth to take place neither in our individual life nor in the church. Let us learn to love our fellow brothers and sisters. Forgive those who need to be forgiven, help those who are in need, deal with our fellow church members with patience and love, etc. Where the love of God flows, peace is sure to reign and we will be bound by the unity of the Spirit.