Secrets of Getting Along With Your Siblings

Devotion on Getting Along With SiblingsYour brother is at it again. He stole the remote while you went to the bathroom and now won’t let you watch your favorite show. Living with siblings that drive you crazy can be really hard. So, what do you do when your siblings do things that drive you crazy?

A normal response would be to hit your brother, steal the remote and continue watching your TV show. But is that behavior right? In society today, a lot of the things that are considered normal, aren’t right. Just because something is normal doesn’t mean that its the right thing to do. The Bible encourages us to be different. In the Bible, we’re encouraged to love and forgive those who treat us wrong.

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Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

Being kind and forgiving someone when they’ve done you wrong isn’t normal. Normally, people would hold a grudge, use the silent treatment, or try to get revenge. But the Bible challenges us in light of what Christ did for us to treat others with love and kindness.

So when your brother or sister does that thing that drives you crazy, remember to not be normal but different. Choose to love your siblings and forgive them when they do wrong.

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. – 1 John 4:20

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  • JesusLoverForever
    May 28, 2015 at 7:12 am

    This is very true! The last verse ( John 4:20 ) is defiantly an eye opener

  • Nariah
    December 13, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I agree with Jesusloverforever ! 1 John 4:20 is a great verse to get you thinking about your relationship with not only your brother but with God too.

    • Rachael
      June 28, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      This is very true