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The Bible says a lot about how to treat each other. Here, I organized a host of biblical commands that tell us how we should do so. Can you imagine what your church would be like if every member took these Scriptures to heart?

Love One Another

Romans 12:10a

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

1 Thessalonians 3:12

…and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,

1 Thessalonians 4:9

…Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,

1 John 3:11

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 3:23

And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:12

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Be Unified With One Another

Romans 12:16

Live in harmony with one another.

Romans 15:5

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus…

1 Corinthians 6:7

To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?

1 Corinthians 11:33

So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another—

2 Corinthians 13:11

… agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Teach One Another

Romans 15:14

…able to instruct one another.

Ephesians 5:19

…addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart,

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Hebrews 3:13

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Greet One Another

Romans 16:16 (also1 Cor 16:20 and 2 Cor 13:12)

Greet one another with a holy kiss.

1 Peter 5:14

Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

Comfort One Another

1 Corinthians 12:25

…have the same care for one another.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another…

Galatians 6:2

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Put Up With Each Other

Romans 15:7

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Ephesians 4:2

…with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted…

Colossians 3:13

…bearing with one another…

Encourage One Another

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Submit to One Another

Ephesians 5:21

…submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Forgive One Another

Colossians 3:13

… if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Ephesians 4:32

… forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Think How To Motivate One Another

Hebrews 10:24

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Honour One Another

Romans 12:10b

Outdo one another in showing honor.

Meet With One Another

Hebrews 10:25

…not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Confess Your Sins to One Another

James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Be Hospitable to One Another

1 Peter 4:9

Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Serve One Another

1 Peter 4:10

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace…

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

Be Humble Toward One Another

1 Peter 5:5

Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Do Not Judge One Another

Romans 14:13

Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer

Do Not Fight With One Another

Galatians 5:15

But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

Do Not Provoke or Envy One Another

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Do Not Lie to One Another

Colossians 3:9

…Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

Do Not Speak Evil About One Another

James 4:11

…Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.

Do Not Grumble Against One Another

James 5:9

Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.


Imagine what your church would be like if every member took these Scriptures to heart. I am trying to imagine what I would be like if I lived these out with greater consistency!


Edited with permission from the original article here.