As Paul begins the practical section of his letter, he
states the theme of the last 3 chapters succinctly: Be eager to
maintain the unity you have as a result of your union with Christ!
Unity in the church is a very important truth, but it is often easier to
talk about than to actually accomplish. Paul describes what is
needed: First, a commitment to persevering love for one another, and
Second, a persevering commitment to truth.