God’s desire is for us to walk in love and humility, without competition, arrogance or self-promotion. As we do this, we will bring encouragement to the Lord’s body by dwelling in unity. Ask God to reveal things that are inconsistent with His purposes. Let go of ego-driven agendas. Let the Spirit of God examine your motives and move you more and more toward spiritual maturity.
Psalm 133:1 — Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 —
4 Love is always patient;
love is always kind;
love is never envious
or arrogant with pride.
Nor is she conceited,
5 and she is never rude;
she never thinks just of herself
or ever gets annoyed.
She never is resentful;
6 is never glad with sin;
she’s always glad to side with truth,
and pleased that truth will win.[b]
7 She bears up under everything;
believes the best in all;
there is no limit to her hope,
and never will she fall.
8 Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:14 — When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.