God has laid out how Christians are supposed to act toward one another. He has, understandably so, leveled a higher standard, a higher expectation for us. Christians have God living within them and are living life in a fashion that promotes Christ through them, allowing Christ to live through them.
There are about 50 of these commands that tell us how we are to deal with one another. As I studied them, I boilded it down to about 48 messages.
The primary command is that we love one another. This is the basis for all the other commands. Jesus said, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
The other commands include submitting in faith to one another, not judging one another, edifying one another, being like minded with one another, receiving and accepting one another, not being prideful against one another, being patient for and with one another, caring for one another, serving one another, not devouring one another, shunning conceit by not provoking or envying one another, bearing one another’s burdens, tolerating one another, being truthful members of one another, being kind to one another, submitting one another, not deceiving one another, teaching and admonishing one another, comforting one another, not preferring one over another, not speaking evil of one another, not huffing or puffing about one another, stimulate one another to love and good works, being humble in spirit toward one another, be hospitable to one another, minister to one another, fellowshipping with one another, admonishing one another, be at peact with one another, doing right by one another, heartfelt conviction from one another and having unity in the body with one another.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I encourage you to read through that list before you act on the feelings you may have for anyone who claims Christ. If we think about the way God really takes every angle away from us to be able to disparage one another in any form or fashion. We have to remember above all that God forgave through Christ, we are to be Christlike therefore we must be as forgiving as Christ (Eph 4:32).
Before you judge, before you speak or act out of your flesh, before you do anything you may regret against another who claim’s Christ, you should consider what God has forgiven you, and that your sin, whether YOU think it is less heinous, James 2:10 is clear, “whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”