One Another Commands
The New Testament is full of “one another” commands. It is clear from these commands that as Christians we have a responsibility to each other. We cannot just concern ourselves with our own spiritual growth and neglect each other. Our growth in Christ is connected to our relationships with each other. We will not just give account for how we live our life; we will also give account for our role in the lives of other believers in our local church. God did not just save us to live our own individualistic lives. He saved us and put us in community with one another.
We should take these “one another” commands seriously and pray that God would help us obey them.
- Love one another (John 13:34; John 13:35; John 15:12; John 15:17; Romans 12:10; Romans 13:8; 1 Thes. 3:12; 1 Thes. 4:9; 1 Thes. 1:3; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:11; 1 John 3:23; 1 John 4:7; 1 John 4:11; 1 John 4:12; 2 John 1:5).
- Pray for one another (James 5:16).
- Be at peace with one another (Mark 9:50).
- Encourage one another and build one another up (1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 10:25).
- Welcome (Accept) one another (Romans 15:7).
- Don’t bite, devour, and consume one another (Galatians 5:15).
- Don’t provoke or envy one another (Galatians 5:26).
- Live in harmony (be of the same mind) with one another (Romans 12:16, 15:5).
- Bear with (tolerate) one another in love (Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:13).
- Be kind and forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13).
- Don’t lie to one another (Colossians 3:9).
- Seek good for one another (1 Thessalonians 5:15).
- Bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2).
- Don’t speak evil against one another (James 4:11).
- Don’t grumble against one another (James 5:9).
- Serve one another (Galatians 5:13).
- Instruct one another (Romans 15:14; Colossians 3:16).
- Outdo one another in showing honor (Romans 12:10).
- Greet one another (with a kiss of love) (1 Peter 5:14; Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12).
- Confess your sins to one another (James 5:16).
- Count others more significant than yourself (Philippians 2:3).
- Submit to one another (Ephesians 5:21).
- Clothe yourself with humility toward one another (1 Peter 5:5).
- Don’t judge one another (Romans 14:13).
- Speak truth to one another (Ephesians 4:25).
- Encourage one another concerning the Resurrection (1 Thessalonians 4:18).
- Exhort one another daily (Hebrews 3:13).
- Stir up (Stimulate) one another (Hebrews 10:24).
- Be hospitable to one another (1 Peter 4:9).
- Rejoice and Weep with one another (Romans 12:15)
- Agree with one another (1 Cor. 1:10)
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