• Wayne Hindson

The One Another's of the bible

If you go through and study scripture, you will notice that there are 59 "one another statements in the New Testament. That's 59 verses in the bible where we are instructed to actually do something towards another person.

All of these one another's are a great reminder for every follower of Jesus that the Christian life is not about them, but rather about those who are around us in every sphere of life. For example, in John 13:34-35 we are instructed three times to "...love one another..."

In Romans 12:10 we are reminded to "...honour one another above yourselves.", in Galatians 5:13 we are told to "...serve one another in love." and in Ephesians 4:32 to "be kind and compassionate to one another."

All of these verses and more should help us to think beyond ourselves, especially in times like these when a lot of people are doubling down and looking after number one. Let's make sure that, no matter what is going on around us, we continue to reflect the heart and ministry of Jesus and prefer one another to ourselves.

1 Peter 3:8 sums it up nicely: "Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters."

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