Malachi 2:10…”Do we not all have one Father? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another?” God’s plan of salvation has always included a people living together, displaying His glory. The mark of His people, which should differentiate them from the world, is holiness. This was true of Israel, and is the point of this verse. When God’s people struggle with unity, it comes from unbelief, pride, and selfishness. We need to remind ourselves of the gospel, and actively pursue faith, humility, and selflessness. A right understanding of our deep need for Jesus because of our sin and God’s holiness will inevitably breed unity and peace in our church. Where there is a right view of sin, there will be unity. Where Jesus is highly esteemed, there will be love flowing out of humility. Where there is humility, there will be holiness, as we run to Jesus in repentance and faith increasingly.