Sunday, September 21, 2014

"One Anothers" of the Bible

A Colorful Lesson

We could learn a lot from crayons: Some are sharp, some are pretty,
some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....
but they all exist very nicely together in the same box.
Robert Fulghum

Found this the other day and thought it worthy of a reminder. 
It's a good guide for how we should treat "one another."

Love one another.
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."
John 13:34
We are members of one another.
"So, we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."
Romans 12:5
Be devoted to one another.
"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;"
Romans 12:10a
Give preference to one another.
" honor preferring one another;"
Romans 12:10b
Be of the same mind.
"Be of the same mind one toward another."
Romans 12:16a
Do not judge one another.
"Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way."
Romans 14:13
Build up one another.
"Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another."
Romans 14:19
Accept one another.
"Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God."
Romans 15:7
Admonish one another.
"And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another."
Romans 15:14
Greet one another.
"Salute one another with a holy kiss."
Romans 16:16a
Serve one another.
"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."
Galatians 5:13
Do not bite and devour one another.
"But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another."
Galatians 5:15
Do not provoke one another.
"Let us not be desirous of vainglory, provoking one another, envying one another."
Galatians 5:26
Bear one another's burdens.
"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."
Galatians 6:2
Forbear one another.
"With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love."
Ephesians 4:2
Be kind one to another.
"And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted,.."
Ephesians 4:32a
Forgive one another.
"...forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
Ephesians 4:32b
Be subject to one another.
"Submitting yourselves, one to another in the fear of the Lord."
Ephesians 5:21
Do not lie to one another.
"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;"
Colossians 3:9
Comfort one another.
"Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
I Thessalonians 4:18
Encourage one another.
"Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Provoke one another to love and good deeds.
"And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:"
Hebrews 10:24
Do not forsake one another.
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
Hebrews 10:25
Have compassion for one another.
"Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:"
1 Peter 3:8
Show hospitality to one another.
"Use hospitality one to another without grudging."
1 Peter 4:9
Minister to one another.
"As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."
1 Peter 4:10
Fellowship with one another.
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin."
1 John 1:7
The greatest vehicle for our sanctification is relating one to another.  As we relate, we "rub" against one another with our "sharp edges."  And it's that "rubbing" that should drive us to the Lord asking Him to change uso make us into His image.  As we submit to that sanctification process, He is faithful to increase the measure of holiness and righteousness within us. 
"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son,"
Romans 8:29
"Relationships are not easy. Paul knows this is true even among people who have the Spirit.  'Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace' (Ephesians 4:3).  Paul says that our relationships with other Christians are not something we should take for granted.  He says that we are to maintain - not create - these relationships.  If you are a Christian, you automatically are in relationship with other Christians.  You are united to one another because you are united to Christ.  Because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, you already share a deep bond that has been given to you by grace.  Therefore, these relationships are gifts to be managed with great care.  I am either being a good or a bad steward of these gifts.  If I hinder my relationships with other believers in any way, I am devaluing these relationships.  But if I am willing to pursue, forgive, and serve, I demonstrate care for these gifts."
                                          Timothy S.Lane and Paul David Tripp from Heart of the Matter

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