Introvert or extrovert? Which one would you consider yourself?
I guess I’d say I’m a bit of an introvert (ironically, considering what I do!). One of my favorite spots at home (weather-permitting) is our front porch with a good book, a cup of coffee, and nobody else, except my wife. Don’t get me wrong. I love people, but I also love peace and quiet!
Whether you enjoy being around lots of people or not, the New Testament is ultra clear about our need for one another.
In fact, throughout the New Testament, you’ll find the phrase “one another” 101 times in 91 verses! Often, it’s found in a narrative, where the author is simply relating some details about what the disciples were doing with “one another” or how the early Church interacted with “one another.” But, about half of the appearances of the phrase are coupled with a command. That’s where you and I come in…
The top 3 “one another” commands are to love one another, greet or welcome one another, and encourage one another. There are many other “one another” commands as well: honor, teach, serve, forgive, comfort…
Here’s the bottom line:
Every “one” needs “another”. You can never fully be who God has called you to be when you isolate yourself. You are the “one” to someone else’s “another”.
K E V I N • M I L L E R
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For more information about how much we need each other,
listen to my recent message, “Say No To Solo“.