“As citizens of heaven, we must be united.”
Our testimony to the world of the united front of what God can do for those who believe, can help change lives.
There needs to be that common, underline truth, that we all live by and stand for, that Jesus Christ is God and that He came to die for our sins and that He was buried and that He rose from the dead, to provide proof that He was God and that we who believe in Him will have eternal life with Him in heaven.
Today you can see the results in our society of those who are fragmented even within their own groups. When the people who claim to believe the same in their political view, become fragmented then we who look at them decide they are not in unity, so why would I believe what they say, they can’t agree within their own party. Or, if the President of the United States has an advisor who disagrees with him time and time again, the President can show a unified team before the country. What does the world think of Christians when they fight among themselves so much, surely it is not the love of Christ shown to an unbelieving world.
Verse 6 tells us God chose a Cornerstone long before the incarnation because we see the Old Testament quoted by Peter, “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” He speaks of the church of Jesus Christ which began in Jerusalem, Zion, where God chose His Son, Jesus Christ to be the Cornerstone, precious to Him, for this spiritual building. He declares to Isaiah and to us today that if we trust in Him we will not be disappointed or be put to shame.