All who serve and follow the Lord Jesus Christ are one flock, and we obey one Good Shepherd’s voice!
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:28, emphasis added)
. . . where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all. (Col 3:1, emphasis added)
And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. (Joh 10:16, underlining added)
As we read and meditate upon these Bible passages, we can clearly understand that in God’s flock there is no room for prejudice, hatred, nationalism or sexism. We are all one in Christ—united in, by and through Jesus Christ. All believers follow Jesus Christ who is our example and our Good Shepherd.
Because we are all following one Savior and we are all listening to the only Good Shepherd’s voice, the Lord desires us to dwell in unity with one another.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Ps 133:1)
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. (1 Cor 12:12)
. . . endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph 4:3)
. . . till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ . . . (Eph 4:13)
The Lord also desires us to be in harmony with each other as well as to comfort and to edify one another! Let us be always obedient to the voice of the Lord.
Be of the same mind toward one another. (Rom 12:16a)
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. (1 Thes 5:11)
God bless you!