Do or do not, there is no try


Yesterday, our pastor mentioned how many times in scripture we are instructed to __________ one another.  I took some time to look them up for my own instruction.  After I compiled the list, I read through it and quickly realized that I am not one anothering like I should be.

John 13:14 “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”

John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”

Romans 12:10 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Romans 12:16 “Live in harmony with one another.”

Romans 15:5 “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus…”

Romans 15:17 “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”

Romans 15:14 “I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.”

Romans 16:16 “Greet one another with a holy kiss.”  *probably not going to start kissing*

1 Corinthians 11:33 “So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another—”  *ok, maybe this one doesn’t count

1 Corinthians 12:25 “that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.”

1 Corinthians 13:11 “Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”

Galatians 5:13 “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

Ephesians 4:2 “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love

Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

Ephesians 5:19 “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart”

Ephesians 5:21 “submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

1 Thessalonians 3:12 “and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you”

1 Thessalonians 4:18 “Therefore encourage one another with these words.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

1 Thessalonians 5:15 “See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.”

Hebrews 3:13 “But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”

Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,  not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

James 5:16 “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.”

1 Peter 1:22 “Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart

1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”

1 Peter 4:9 “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.”

1 Peter 4:10  “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace”

1 Peter 5:5 “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

1 John 3:11 “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”

1 John 3:23 “And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.”

1 Johnn 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”

2 John 1:5 “And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.”

Do NOT “One Anothers”

Romans 14:13  “Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.”

1 Corinthians 6:7 “To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?”

*Just for husbands and wives* 1 Corinthians 7:5  “Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”

2 Corinthians 10:12 “Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.”

Galatians 5:15 “But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.”

Galatians 5:26 “Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”

Colossians 3:9 “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices”

James 4:11 “Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.”

James 5:9 “Do not grumble against one another, brothers”

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