Rom. 14:19 So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.
Let's just do it. Let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up. Being a part of church life would be so much more pleasant if we were to do it. If harmony becomes our goal, the issue becomes how we can do it. Let me offer a few thoughts.
Harmony can be achieved if we were to set aside our personal agendas and expectations of others. We need to quit insisting on having things our way all the time. When there is a general consensus on what to do or how to do it, we submit to what the majority believes to be right. As long as there is not a doctrinal issue at stake, it doesn't matter if we get our way or not. We need to have a humble spirit and work together for the common good of the body of Christ.
Harmony can be achieved when we are united on our common goal, the exaltation of Christ and the evangelism of the world. All believers in Christ should share in these two goals for the church. When we do, getting along and working together becomes so much easier.
Harmony can be achieved when we are united together in prayer. Prayer should overshadow everything we do in the church. When we ask the Lord together to guide us and help us relate to each other in a Christ like way, we will be more apt to live and work peaceably with each other.
Harmony can be achieved when our mutual goal is to try and build each other up. When we are looking out for the interests of others, self doesn't get in the way nearly as much. When we are seeking the good of others, we won't be so hard to get along with.
Harmony can be achieved when we work together to achieve it. Let us always strive to get along with others and work together for the good and the glory of Christ. It is what pleases God.