We are studying through the teachings of Jesus, and it is amazing that God not only wants to restore our relationships with Him, but with others as well. When we accept Christ, we are brought into the family of God—He uses words like “body with many members” or “brothers and sisters” to describe the type of relationship that we are to have with ONE ANOTHER. When we become more like Jesus and grow in our relationships with Him, this will spill over into our relationships with people as well. Jesus is the perfect demonstration of what it looks like to love perfectly, and we know that when we obey the command to love ONE ANOTHER, we are blessed! As you read through these verses, ask the Holy Spirit to help you as you seek to love others as Christ has loved you!
27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; 17 do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the LORD.”
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
1 Cor 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?
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.
1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
13 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. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
1 Thes 3:12
and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,
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.
Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.
1 Pet 4:8
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
1 John 4:7-11; 20-21
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
1 Cor 13:1-3
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,but have not love, I gain nothing.