Instructions for Christian Households
21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
…..love ONE ANOTHER…” Paul had a whole list of “one anothers”. In case you’ve forgotten, or maybe you’ve never heard or read, here is a shortlist:
submit to one another
forgive one another
encourage one another
restore one another
accept one another
care for one another
bear with one another
carry one another’s burdens
Pastor Andy Stanley in his book, Irresistible, deserves the credit for reminding me of this list. Paul deserves credit for making the list. But Jesus is the one who LIVED the list. To quote Andy Stanley, “This is faith expressing itself through love.
Which of the “one anothers” is the most difficult for you? If we were to evaluate how our faith is expressed in love, how we love like Jesus by the list, what would our score be? It is difficult to submit, to accept, to forgive, to bear with someone. Take a moment and read the list. Where do we need to grow in Jesus Love?
Lord, each day may I consider the “one anothers” as I seek to love like Jesus. In Christ’s name, Amen.
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