Romans 12:16, “Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.”
“Be of the same mind” is Paul’s encouragement to us that we should do our absolute best to agree and live in harmony with each other. Is that an easy thing to do? Of course not! If it was, Paul would not have needed to bring up the subject.
My childhood pastor would frequently quote this poem from the pulpit:
To dwell above with saints we love,
Oh! That will be glory.
But to dwell below with the saints we know,
Now that’s a different story!
Be careful that we make an effort to be agreeable people. That doesn’t mean that we can’t have a difference of opinion, or that we will always be without conflict. It does mean that it is our goal to not be a source of conflict and to instead create peace among our brothers and sisters in Christ.