19 Ways to Learn How to Love One Another


“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:9–21, KJV)

  1. “Let love be without dissimulation.” Show the same care for every Christian the same.
  2. “Abhor that which is evil;” That’s not too hard to figure out, you’d think… apparently, it is. So I’m reminding everyone.
  3. “cleave to that which is good.” You should associate with like-minded Christians!
  4. “ Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;” This one I shouldn’t have to explain. Let the other person get the glory, not you. Let someone else go first most of the time. Learn to serve, not to be served.
  5. “Not slothful in business;” Work hard for your employer! Trust me! What you do for your employer is what you do for God!
  6. “fervent in spirit;” How is this loving one another? By being a good role model Christian, you will help boost the spirits and morale of those Christians around you. Be the exception, not the rule!
  7. “serving the Lord;” no kidding, I shouldn’t have to explain this!
  8. “Rejoicing in hope;” Remember to thank God when things go good. They just might start going good for you a lot more often!
  9. “patient in tribulation;” Instead of whining or complaining!
  10. “continuing instant in prayer;” You knew I’d bring prayer into this, right?
  11. “Distributing to the necessity of saints;” The church benevolence fund is a good place to start. Get a pushke for your home, start dropping spare change and bills in there for the less fortunate!
  12. “given to hospitality.” This isn’t an American trait, but it sure is a Jewish one. Learn to accept guests into your home, if your home is big enough.
  13. “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.” I didn’t say this would be easy!
  14. “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” This is one of the most single best ways in this list to show brotherly love!
  15. “Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.” I’m tired of seeing the more well-to-do in the church catered to. It’s not Biblical. STOP IT.
  16. “Be not wise in your own conceits.” Oh, wow! A verse for Philip Dean!
  17. “Recompense to no man evil for evil.” That’s tough. But see the last one, and rejoice.
  18. “Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” I never said this list would be easy!
  19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:9–21, KJV)

Print this out, put it some place you can see every day. You should be good at items #1-5 by the time the Lord Returns!

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