I was looking at this passage of Scripture today and asked myself a question I’ve asked a few times before, “What does of one accord mean?”
Does it mean the disciples and believers were always in agreement about everything?
Is that what is really expected of us as believers today?
I don’t think so; I think it means something else.
In the context of this verse it simply means that they were together in one place (Acts 2 v 1).
Now that may not sound important, however after the seeming catastrophe of the crucifixion and the events after resurrection and ascension of Jesus I think this is quite an important fact.
After all that they had gone through they did not fragment and go their own way; they did not end up in different groups due to differences of interpretation and opinion about what had happened.
They may indeed not have agreed about everything, and there may have been differences and disputes yet they all still met together.
That is a display of unity that impresses me.
In fact I think that not agreeing and still meeting together is a bigger display of unity than agreeing on everything.
Agreeing to differ in love yet meeting in fellowship is unity, and is being of one accord.
We will never agree about everything with other believers, but that should never be an excuse for not meeting together.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and thank you that we can be of one accord”.
Acts 2 v 1…..And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place