Most do not have the time nor the desire to study a verse at a deeper level. Yet there are some phrases that are worth a little effort of study. I like to use a website called Bible Hub. It has lots of commentaries and goes to the greek and Hebrew lexicons. Too deep already.
I mention this today, because I was bothered by the phrase brotherly love. Now I have a brother…and we were not always loving. So what does the phrase mean. One commentator said that a better rendering of the verse would be
In respect to the brethren, be devoted to each other in love.
Father, this is the day that you have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. You are the Creator of all things. And you called all things that you made good. They received an A+. Thank you for wisdom and diversity in all that you made.
So it is also with the members of the body of Christ. Every person is unique and valuable. Therefor they deserve the highest respect and honor. It would be as if we are hosting royalty in our midst. To be devoted to the “brethren” means that we are commited to their well being at the highest level. We should be concerned about their needs, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
Father forgive me, for my actions or my thoughts that would look like I am not responsible for the members of Christ. That some how they should serve me. Instead, Father teach me today what it truly means to be devoted “all the time” to my borthers and sisters in Christ