Pretty much all of the best relationship advice is summed up in this short passage of scripture. Super important points such as kindness, patience, and forgiveness are included, but I especially like the metaphor of harmony. Think about beautiful music. Often there are many different parts that blend together to produce a sound much richer than one would alone. People are similar. One person’s “melody” is special, but when joined with others in true harmony, the Church becomes a magnificent symphony which blesses the members, “audience,” and the Conductor.
Questions for further thought:
1. Which point(s) in this passage do you struggle with following?
2. Which do you do well with or come easily to you?
Challenge: As verse 17 says, we are to always live as representatives of our Lord Jesus. Often, we think of representing Him to the world/unbelievers, but today make a special point of being Christlike with other members of the one Body.
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