The cross is the great equalizer between men. When we gather together in the worship of God, it brings us all to the level and common ground of the Cross of Christ where the “price” was paid for all our sins. Paul wrote at the end of his letter to the church in Rome, “Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father or our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:4-6.
When we come together to worship God, it is unifying. It tears down the walls that are built on the foundation of our arrogance and pride which separates us from loving fellowship. We are compelled by the Spirit of God to change our focus from self to selfless, from self-centered to others-centered, as was the act of the Son of God. It brings us to unity under the banner of truth that, “…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23.
Paul wrote to the believers in Colosse, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” Col 3:12-13.