Heb. 11: 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
1 Tim. 6: 17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
Paul goes on to admonish Timothy to encourage fellow believers to ‘be rich in good deeds, to be generous, and willing to share’. With some small thought we can rightly conclude that part of our richness in this world is to come from our treatment of one another. We are not meant to be islands to one another, only showing our faces at the church building door. Godly fellowship, sharing of meals, meeting together sharing laughter and prayers, is also a grace gift of the blessings of community from the Lord.
Yes, the world mistreats us as believers, and sometimes even fellow believers mistreat us, but it is still better to join together with our less than perfect brethren, than to separate and be friends with the world.