Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Golden Rule

A second grade teacher asked her class, “Who can quote the golden rule?”
“Whoever has the gold,” said Timothy, “makes the rules!”
That is the way most individuals understand the rules of life: Wealth makes might. But does that make things right?
Jesus said, “Do for others what you would like them to do for you. This is a summary of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”
It is not always easy for us to put others in our place and treat them as we wish to be treated. It is easier for us to put ourselves first and expect others to serve us.
In this verse Jesus teaches that the way you and I wish to be treated must determine the way that we treat others. This is not always easy, but it is essential for the Christian. If we have been born again, we should love others the way He loves us – with all of our hearts, minds and souls. Jesus also said that we should love others as we love ourselves.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, it is never easy to put others ahead of ourselves. It seems so natural to put ourselves ahead of others. But in giving us Your Son, You set the example for us. We must always put the needs of others first. May we do this in Your Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

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