- Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. (Romans 12:16)
- I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. (1 Corinthians 1:10 )
- Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. (1 Thessalonians 5:13)
- Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. (1 Peter 3:8)
The word “harmony” in 1 Peter 3:8 is literally to be “of one mind” or “likeminded.” The actions of being sympathetic, compassionate, and humble all stem from having one mind. Or better said, thinking with the mind of Christ.
Having the same mind means knowing and understanding Scripture. From the Word of God we receive the infusion of God’s thoughts. Then, in faith we need to apply His Word as the Spirit shows us. Being of the same mind with one another is embracing the same kind of viewpoint or attitudes toward life and one another. We need to have the mind of Christ. . .to think with His values. . .to possess His vision. . .and to allow Him to change our attitudes which in turn will change our actions toward one another.