Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Toward One Another

Romans 15:5-6 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Yesterday we considered that we are to be like-minded, but not only are we to be like-minded, but we are to be like-minded TOWARD ONE ANOTHER.

We can deceive ourselves that we are like-minded until we make it personal. It's easy to be like-minded in theory, but we are to be like-minded TOWARD ONE ANOTHER.

I wonder how much damage has been done when we gossip ABOUT ONE ANOTHER rather than being like-minded TOWARD ONE ANOTHER.

"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." Colossians 3:12-15

Being like-minded is personal. We are to be like-minded toward other people, even the ones that rub us the wrong way (if you by chance have any of those in your life). We are to be like-minded toward one another.


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