3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
1 Corinthians 1:10-11
10 Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe’s people, that there are quarrels among you.
“With humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves”
What does that mean?
Is that easy to do?
4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
So how do we do what these scriptures tell us what to do?
Sometimes we don’t always have to come to a nice easy resolution… will we still choose grace… can we release grudges and move forward with the greater callings of God…
• Grace… part of grace means we don’t have to agree, but our love for one another covers our felt offenses (love covers a multitude of sins)… and we can still move forward together in graceful, in loving fellowship…
We first have to know His grace in order to give it…
God help me to give the same grace I’ve received from God…”