Brotherly kindness

………….And to godliness, brotherly kindness…….

One of the weapons of the enemy is to create disunity in fellowships and our places of worship.
Disunity creates a breeding ground for strife, anger, gossip, bickering etc.
It hinders the move of the Holy Spirit.   
When you have a heart to love others you overlook all their shortcomings.
No one is perfect.
We all have our weaknesses.
The only way to overcome is to love others despite their faults.
In order to reach the unlovable, you show kindness out of a sincere heart. Don’t love only those who love you, or give to only those who give to you.
Share your God given abilities, gifts, talents, etc. wholeheartedly to God’s people.
There will always be people who would stand in the way of good.
But look beyond this with a sense of spiritual maturity and fulfillment.
You don’t want to go quarreling with everyone around you. Or do
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
5 Good Reasons to Show Brotherly Kindness
    1. It is a commandment. God expects this from us.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
    2. If you love God, you will love others. Simply put, brotherly kindness shows you love God.
1John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
   3. Brotherly kindness is one way to show non-believers that you
are a Christian.
John 13:35  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if
ye have love one to another.
  4. It is a privilege to serve God’s people.
Galatians 6:10  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
  5. When you love others you will become un-blameable in holiness before God.
1Thessalonians 3:12-13  And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:   To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

How to show brotherly kindness

   1. Give your gifts, money, talents, helping hand to those in need etc.
Matthew 25:37-40  and Galatians 5:13 
   2. Rejoice with others and be compassionate in pain.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
   3. Don’t lie to your brethren. Speak the truth at all times.
Ephesians 4:25  Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man
truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
   4. Pray for your brethren
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
5. Don’t be puffed up.
1Corinthians 13:4  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 
Can we pray for it today?

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