8210 commitment, to God’s people
Commitment to God means a commitment to his people. Believers are meant to be nourished and supported by the church, and to work towards its edification.
Commitment to the church
Commitment to other Christians is an expression of love made known in Christ
Such commitment is expressed in mutual responsibility and concern
Gal 6:2; Heb 10:24-25; 1Pe 3:8 See also Ro 14:13; Ro 15:7,14; 1Co 1:10 Paul’s concern for unity among believers; Eph 5:21; Col 3:13 the responsibility of believers to forgive one another; Col 3:16; 1Ti 5:11; Heb 3:13; Jas 4:11; 1Pe 4:9; 1Pe 5:5
For its leaders, commitment to the church may prove a joy and a burden
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