Devotional: ‘With One Accord’       


Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication. 

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart

Acts 4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord.

Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

“One accord” is perhaps the best way to describe the early church. As we have seen in these verses, they prayed with one accord, they praised with one accord, and they preached with one accord.

I looked up the phrase ‘one accord’ and it means {with one mind and passion.} How can we as the body of Christ achieve this important unity?

Paul pleaded with the church at Philippi to be like-minded and to have the same love. To do so, each member had to be willing to think more highly of others than themselves. Selfish ambition and personal agendas had to be laid aside. The cause of Christ had to become their top priority and every member had to humble themselves and seek God’s will.

I wished that we could physically be together this week. I wished that we could gather each day and lift up our voices with one accord in prayer and praise. I wish that we could hear the passion of each member’s heart and I wish that we could experience the unity the early church did.

But we can’t, physically that is. Yet we can spiritually. Though we may be physically scattered this week, we can be together spiritually. May it be said of us as it was said of them,  ‘they were all of one accord.’


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