Romans 12:10, “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;”
The love of God, demonstrated by Jesus on the cross, is our foundation for how to treat others. We are to be devoted—committed—to other Christians; to act selflessly. We are to honor each other (regardless of status, position, or any other factor) because we are all precious children of God, our Father.
When we honor others above ourselves, we are not doing so from a place of weakness, but rather from the strength that comes from knowing we are useful, wanted, unique individuals in the family of God. We can only move forward together when we have each other’s backs and think of others first. A “me first” attitude will bring defeat. A great song from my childhood said:
What a wonderful way to spell JOY!
A joy-filled life is ahead of the believer who follows Christ, putting others before themselves!