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HomeWord - Aug. 14, 2007

  • 2007 Aug 14


To-Do List 
This devotional was written by Kelly McFadden

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:12-13

I like to make “to-do lists.”  Pick up groceries, drop off dry cleaning, buy gift for Sue, etc.  When things get busy, it helps to have a list I can refer to that reminds me all I need to get done.  All “to-dos” are compiled on a sticky note or pad of paper so I can (with great satisfaction) check each item off as I complete it.

Throughout the Bible, there are a variety of “to-dos” for Christians concerning how we are called to treat each other.  They are referred to as the “one anothers.”  Here are a few of them:

Romans 12:16               Live in harmony with one another.

Romans 15:7                 Accept one another.

1 Corinthians 12:25      Care for one another.

Galatians 5:13               Serve one another in love.

Galatians 5:15               Don’t spitefully hurt one another.

Galatians 5:26               Don’t provoke or envy one another.

Galatians 6:2                 Carry one another’s burdens.

Ephesians 4:32             Be kind to one another.

Ephesians 4:32             Forgive one another.

Colossians 3:9              Don’t lie to one another.

1 Thessalonians 4:18   Comfort one another.

Titus 3:3                         Don’t hate one another.

Hebrews 3:13                Encourage one another.

James 5:9                      Don’t bear grudges against one another.

James 5:16                    Pray for one another.

When the day gets busy and time gets short, I must admit, these things tend to get put on the very bottom of my priorities.  I tend to focus on myself and how others should be treating me, not on how I am treating and reaching out to others.  However, as Christians, the “one anothers” list is one of the most important “to-do” lists to have on hand.  All of these are ways we show each other love and respect.  It is how God has called us to treat one another.

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Using your own personal “to-do” method, choose a few of the “one anothers” to remind yourself to do and focus upon this week.


Psalm 106:1-3; Luke 6:27-36; Galatians 5:22

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