“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1)
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are a abomination unto [H]im:…he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16,19b)
The writer is, by nature, a loner. That is not to say that we do not cherish family and friends. Since our childhood, though we had friends, we would rather be alone. Alone to think and alone to be. We have found, in hindsight, that God wired us this way to prepare us for a life in the ministry. Some, in His service, could tell you that when surrounded by others they are alone with God. This is illustrated in Luke 9:18, “And it came to pass, as [H]e was alone praying, [H]is disciples were with [H]im… ”
Having said the above we would state very clearly, we love the Christ-ian brotherhood and am so very thankful to God and the brethren, known and unknown, for this body of believers.
The brotherhood is likened unto iron in the Proverbs of Solomon, “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” Christian brothers should make one another better, holier, stronger, more courageous, more knowledgeable, and more gracious. It truly is pleasant to be part of the Christ-ian brotherhood.
And woe unto the person that would cause discord among this pleasant Christ-ian brotherhood!!! Search the Scriptures and you will not find God’s favour upon anyone who caused discord among the brotherhood. Some examples would be Lucifer, Korah, Miriam, Absalom and Judas.
Who else but God could make an indestructible family from a bunch of loners?