Philippians 4:2
Same Mind

2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

Relational difficulties are not uncommon among the people of God. Any relationship will be tested and has to be nurtured by committing ourselves to having the mind of Christ. Paul had a concern because a broken relationship between two women who labored in the Gospel was a threat to the unity of the whole assembly. This matter was addressed with an exhortation to unity in a pleading, kind way rather than a scolding demanding way. We all will have differences of opinion about things, but we can all be of one mind when we are subject to the Lord.

What I allow to enter my mind each day, involves far more than my way of thinking.
My soul is affected emotionally, also my will and the understanding.
A “fellow feeling” with others around, gives weight to my meditation –
And differences of opinion become less important than the joy of our salvation.

Unity does have a cost, I must allow the flexibility of other’s opinions.
For me to insist things to be always my way, is a potential for deep division.
To have the “same mind” means I must communicate my views
And then I will leave it there as I listen to yours – after that we can choose.

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