In some ways, being a Christian would be easier if you didn’t have to deal with people. You could just study God’s Word and have a personal relationship with God. But that lifestyle (isolation) isn’t what being a Christian is all about. If we are truly “Christ-Like” we must interact and have relationships with other people. And those interactions and relationships often bring about disagreement and conflict.
Peter tells us how to live and get along with each other—how to be “Christ-Like.” “All of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic: love as brothers, be compassionate and humble” (1 Pet. 3:8).
Peter understood that even though brothers and sisters in Christ sometimes differ in matters of opinion, they can still get along and love each other. All it takes to live in harmony is: sympathy, brotherly love, compassion, and humility. When we employ these things in our Christian life, we become more and more “Christ-Like,” and the disagreements and conflicts grow smaller and smaller. Are you living in harmony with one another today?
via Eastside church of Christ