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One Another


We find throughout the New Testament, sections which speak to how followers of Jesus Christ are to behave toward fellow believers or the attitudes which they should have or not have toward fellow disciples.  Here is a list of some of these.  The Christian walk can keep us quite busy.  Of course, these things are all predicated on our love for God.  The phrasing is from the KJV.

Love one another
Edify one another
Serve one another
Exhort one another
Forgive one another
Receive one another
Forbear one another
Pray for one another
Comfort one another
Consider one another
Submit to one another
Admonish one another
Be kind to one another
Do not envy one another
Do not lie to one another
Do not judge one another
Esteem better one another
Do not provoke one another
In honor, prefer one another
Have peace with one another
Confess faults to one another
Bear burdens for one another
Do not speak evil of one another
Pursue good towards one another
With a holy kiss, greet one another
Be hospitable towards one another
Do not be grudging against one another
Have the same care towards one another
Have the same mind towards one another
Be kindly affectioned towards one another

“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

12 Responses to “One Another”

  1. on 11 Jan 2009 at 10:57 pmVictor

    Brian, one thing that this post highlights in my mind is the fact that we are not to live this life on our own. God desires and perhaps as these verses might assume even that His people would be united together. Certainly more than an hour a week for a worship service. We have clear instruction as to how we should treat those outside of the church -but just look at all of the words to how we should be within the church to one another. I know that the original audience receiving many of Paul’s epistles were in groups (and thus the ‘unto one another’ language), but I think it should be no differernt for us today. Especially as the wlrlenfets darker and colder.

    “no man is and island, no one stands alone. We all need each other to urge each other on. As iron sharpens iron, we help each other walk, in holiness and newness – committed to You Lord”

  2. on 15 Apr 2010 at 4:06 amFiona

    Hi everyone
    I came across this article while just browsing, and thought it very relevant to the current discussion about blog rules
    Shalom, Fiona

  3. on 15 Apr 2010 at 6:34 amDoubting Thomas

    Just wondering if anyone knows what “Edify one another” means.

  4. on 15 Apr 2010 at 7:31 amAnnie


    To edify means in short: To enlighten, inform, educate, instruct, improve or teach.

    Hope it helps….


  5. on 15 Apr 2010 at 7:40 amXavier


    Just wondering if anyone knows what “Edify one another” means.

    You serious?

  6. on 15 Apr 2010 at 9:50 pmDoubting Thomas

    Unfortunately my dictionary is still packed away in a box somewhere…

  7. on 15 Apr 2010 at 10:10 pmXavier


    Google it bro…I am guessing you have internet access?

  8. on 15 Apr 2010 at 10:37 pmDoubting Thomas

    Thank you. It did help…

  9. on 16 Apr 2010 at 3:07 amAnnie


    Glad it helped. Did you notice we should also forbear one another? Interestingly this means to

    Refrain, restrain yourself, abstain, hold back, withhold

    I can see how this would be essential yet very loving too for Christian brotherhood like all other qualities mentioned above.


  10. on 16 Apr 2010 at 10:02 amDoubting Thomas

    I think they are all good. But that one (forbear one another) is probably one of the most important. It is so easy to criticize one another. It’s almost considered normal (witty/sign of intelligence) in today’s world to criticize everyone around you. It might make the person doing the criticizing feel good about himself but it has negative effects on the other person and is not very christian like.

    At least in my opinion anywaze…

  11. on 16 Apr 2010 at 7:33 pmDoubting Thomas

    (I know this is off topic but I didn’t know where else to post this)
    A U.S. court has just ruled that the National Day of Prayer (which has been around since the 1950’s) is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of Church and State.

    I don’t like the way the secular world is becoming more and more anti-Christian in that even prayer (which is non-denominational) is seen as something that is bad.

  12. on 16 Apr 2010 at 10:58 pmMark C.

    The good news is that the National Day of Prayer will still be observed. Here’s the whole story:



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