The pattern of Christ is suffering and then glory; humility before exaltation. As his people we can enter into that pattern. This means our call to humility is raised to a glorious sharing in his humilityóa humility we share toward one another.
In Romans 15:14 we see Paul’s confidence in the Roman believers because of their goodness, knowledge and ability to admonish one another. It is only through the gospel that we can be filled with goodness. It is only through the Scriptures that we can be
There is something very distinct about how and why Christians bear the burdens of others in comparison to any other community. The Bible shows us some of the hows and whys that make it uniquely Christian.
From a deep security in Christ and a contemplative relationship with him, we love others and take action to promote their good. Love is the connection: Love from God becomes love for God (contemplation) and love for others (action).