“United we stand, divided we fall” is a popular motto used to inspire unity and collaboration. The Latin phrase e pluribus unum, meaning “out of many, one,” appears on the Great Seal of the United States of America, reminding us that we are a unified coalition of people and states.
In 1858, Abraham Lincoln delivered The House Divided Speech at the Illinois State Capital after he accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for United States Senator. He famously quoted Jesus who said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Are you a uniter or a divider? Ancient Israel might have benefitted from a motto like “united we stand.” First Kings records the time when Israel fell into civil war and was divided into two kingdoms.