One Another Commandments

Throughout the New Testament is found the phrase “one another”. Often it involves a commandment for Christians to fulfill to each other. Some are listed as positive commands others are worded as a prohibition. By implementing these in our daily walk with each other we are able to develop the kind of close fellowship God intended for His children to have with one another. One cannot expect to get to heaven an ignore all these mutual duties. Please consult the context of each for a more accurate understanding of the obligation enjoined.

Mark 9:50. “Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”

John 13:34. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35. “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 15:12. “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 17. “These things I command you, that you love one another.

Romans 12:4. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5. so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

Romans 12:10. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

Romans 12:16. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

Romans 13:8. Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 15:5. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6. that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:7. Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.

Romans 15:14. Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

Romans 16:16. Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.

1 Cor. 11:33. Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.

1 Cor. 12:25. that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

1 Cor. 16:20. All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

2 Cor. 13:12. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

Gal. 5:13. For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Gal. 6:2. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Eph. 4: 1. I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to have a walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2. with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3. endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Eph. 4: 25. Therefore, putting away lying, each one speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Eph. 4: 32. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.

Eph. 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

Eph. 5:21. submitting to one another in the fear of God.

Col. 3:9. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

Col. 3:12. Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13. bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

Col. 3:16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

1 Thess. 3:12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,

1 Thess. 4:9. But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;

1 Thess. 4:18. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thess. 5:11. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

Heb. 3:13. but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Heb. 10:24. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25. not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

James 4:11. Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

James 5:9. Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!

James 5:16. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

1 Peter 1:22. Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

1 Peter 3:8. Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;

1 Peter 4:8. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” 9. Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.

1 Peter 5:5. Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

1 Peter 5:14. Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

1 John 1:7. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 3:11. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 23. And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

1 John 4:7. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

2 John 1:5. And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.

Note, we have to be around one another in order to fulfill many of these duties to each other. During this time of isolation it his hard to find ways to fulfill these one another commandments. You first have to have one and then another.  Sometimes Christians will have to get creative.

Did you happen to notice which one of these occurs most often in the New Testament? Perhaps, it is commanded with greater frequency because it serves as the foundation for all the other “one another” commandments.

– Daniel. R. Vess

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