May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, 6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unity among us comes from God so that we can glorify Him. He blesses us with endurance and strength – and He encourages us for this purpose.
I must lean into God for encouragement – it’s easy to get discouraged. I must depend on Him for strength and endurance – it’s easy to get tired. I must not do this just for my benefit, although I do… I lean into God so that I can bring glory to Him. This cannot happen on my own. God would not receive glory if I do all this on my own. He receives glory in the eyes of people as His people do the work of the Kingdom together, in unity, with one heart and mouth. This is when God receives glory.
Holy Father – strengthen and encourage us today so that we can be a joy to You and bring You much glory.