Unity by definition is the state of being united or joined as a whole.
The key word here being “whole” which means entire or complete.
Unity is such a vital part of our society and even more so in the body of Christ. The very term “Body of Christ” suggests that for those who consider themselves to be believers in Christ, His earthly mission, and heavenly ascension, that there is a way we are to function corporately. If one was to assume that their relationship with the Heavenly Father by way of grace through faith in Jesus Christ is about their own “personal” walk, sadly, would be wrong. Now, that’s not to say that one does not carry the responsibility of maintaining his or her own personal relationship within the guidelines. In Matthew 22:37-40, God commanded us “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands. We are ALL given the responsibility to fulfill the great commission which is to “go and make disciples of all nations”.
This life assignment, given to the disciples from Christ himself, was a corporate one, requiring the need for unity and wholeness. Without unity, the one singular mission could not be fulfilled in the earth. Things like division, ego, pride, and selfishness are all enemies of unity. These things focus on oneself and not the whole body, leaving a deficiency in purpose and, more importantly, in the ability to reach optimum results.
With unity being the state of being united or joined as a whole, we must at all times remember this as a vital disposition in the body of Christ. Without unity, the focus and function of the body are off and the ability to reach optimal results in the kingdom of God as it relates to worship and service to God’s people will never be reached.