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00611 - The Common Good

There are moments when setting aside personal opinions or biases is necessary to collaborate effectively for the common good. This principle is mirrored in the teachings of the Bible, which advocates for unity and cooperation. 1 Corinthians 1:10 advises, "I beg you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with each other and not be split into groups. Be completely joined together with the same kind of thinking and the same purpose." 

Personal biases and opinions, while valuable, can sometimes hinder collective efforts. Listening to others, respecting different viewpoints, and finding common ground are crucial in a community or team setting. 

Ultimately, working together for the common good reflects the Christian ethos of love and unity. This principle is not just about compromise; it's about embracing the diversity of thoughts and ideas and channelling that effort towards a common purpose.


Sometimes, ‘ego’ needs to stand aside for the common good.


Lord, help me navigate when I should get behind things for the common good.

Action Point

It won’t take long to think through what you need to do for the common good.

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(NCV) The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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