Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful
on the ground that they are brothers;
rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit
by their good service are believers and beloved.
Many Christian nowadays are seeking their own benefit and prosperity and thereby think that they have to rip off other Christians, with the excuse that they are siblings and therefore have to do everything for free or at least cheaper.
Now it is true that siblings should bless each other, but many took this and twisted it to the point where they are the only ones that get blessed and those people say things like:
“Well he is my brother. How can he send me such a big bill. He is supposed to love me.”, or other things of that kind.
That is twisted and selfish thinking which goes completely against the one law of the new covenant. The law of love.
Love never says: “If you would love me, you would do … for me.”, because love is not a taker, but a giver. Love always says: “Because I love you I will give you even more for your work than you deserve!”
God is not a taker but a giver and therefore true love which is required for any brotherhood can never be a taker, but is ALWAYS a giver.
So when you go to your brother next time because the devil told you that you could use them to get something cheaper, then put the devil under by giving them even more for their work than they would have normally made.
A good relationship between brothers/sisters can only stand and flourish if BOTH are givers and not takers, and if both are ONLY looking to fulfill their part!
The brotherhood we have in Christ as believers is being abused and taken for granted a lot, especially nowadays. Too many Christians try to use it for their benefit, to try to save some money or get support when needed. Yet in brotherhood YOU should be trying to find ways to bless THEM, not to benefit yourself!
Honor and treat your brothers/sisters as even more valuable than you might find them. Bless them more and don’t hold back on anything, and you will finally start enjoying the benefits of brotherhood too. (1. Timothy 6,2-7)