“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Gal_6:10).
Isn’t it interesting that the bible seems to connote that you should be partial to your brothers and sisters in the faith? This doesn’t mean that you should cut corners or be dishonest for their sake. But it does mean that you should treat them with preference as much as is in your power.
If you have just one cup of water in a drought, or one plate of food in a time of famine, no one would fault you if don’t give it to a stranger. But it would be expected that you would share it with your child, your brother or sister, or someone who is your flesh and blood. How much more a member of the body of Christ.
The bond we have in Christ is the strongest there is. It is stronger than blood or marriage. What binds you to that person is eternal, so you must love him or her even when they don’t deserve it. Gossip and back biting have no place in the church. An unforgiving spirit has no place in the body of Christ. Envy and greed have no place in God’s family. Don’t just have an ‘I-don’t-care-attitude’ towards people for whom Christ died
Make a conscious decision today to do good to all men, especially those in the body of Christ.