"Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another"
God wants His people to “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” . So if all Christians base their beliefs on the Bible, they should be able to settle every argument according to its truth, right? Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Our human nature, preferences, and different interpretations of Scripture can cause disagreements.
Love One Another
"love your neighbor as yourself"
"love bears all things , believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"
I Corinth 13:7
" let brotherly love continue"
This is most difficult of all the commandments. Because at times, I find some people whom I don’t really connect with. They don’t think like me, they don’t talk like me, their interests and mine don’t match either. How do I ever love such a person? Interestingly Jesus raised the standard of love with His life. In the Old Testament, the standard of love was “Love your neighbour as yourself”. In the New Testament, Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you” This does seem difficult and often impossible with all the diverse and different people out there in the church! But it surely is possible to do the same as long as we abide in Him who is Love
We need to look at our own hearts and our own minds and compare them to Jesus and the Scripture. Where ever the two are not in agreement, it is we who need to change. We need to pray that the Lord would provide opportunities to work with other Christians across denominational lines. We need to recognize that we have differences of opinions and worship styles and that is okay. But we need to lift each other up and be united in Christ.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Help the poor: " he who gives to the poor will not lack"
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’