Be devoted to one another in love.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, a happy and warm welcome in the mighty and matchless name of Lord Jesus Christ!
Love one another
Although the context of the subject verse is meant for the Body of Christ, the subject of pure love in all relations brings glory to the Living God. The subject love is not to be mixed with any kind of evil or wickedness. Neither it is about lust or covetousness. But the love of Christ which brings all the members of His body to become one in Christ. As the verse preceding the subject verse says, let our love be sincere and hate what is evil. Furthermore, cling on to what is good in the sight of God. As the Bible says, there are many who claim that they have unfailing love, but who can find a faithful person? The Bible is very clear that only the righteous lead blameless lives and also their children are blessed after them.
Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.Proverbs 20:6-7
The second part of the subject verse asks the Body of Christ to honour others above ourselves. Truly, that is what our Lord Jesus taught and lived his earthly life. So what are you and me? Necessarily it is what is needed in ourselves. To honour others is to humble ourselves first. Yes, without true humility nobody can ever honour others above ourselves. Only by true humility, we honour God in every work we do. For it is Jesus whom we represent to the world. We can never achieve anything with selfish ambition or vain conceit. As Apostle Paul said in the epistle of 1 Corinthians, we are not to please others for our own good, but for the good of those people so that they may be saved.
even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.1 Corinthians 10:33
Therefore brethren, let us honour our God through our Lord Jesus Christ by living in His likeness, which is full of love and humility. Yes in Jesus precious name alone. Amen.