PRAYER: Please pray for our churches. That they would speak boldly the message of Jesus.
DEVOTION: “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”- Matthew 7:12
Ah. The golden rule. How many of you had your mom or your Sunday school teacher teach you this one? Or….had it used on you during a punishment or while being reprimanded.
The thing about it though…..it’s completely true. We don’t see as easily when we’re kids but as we get older….it’s all about equality and how we can keep everything on a level playing field.
Think about your day. The conversations you have, the actions you take against others or with others. The way you handle a tough phone call or a hard meeting. We are called to treat others in the same what we would want to be treated.
So….easy? Nah. Hard. Sometimes. Understandable and fair. Absolutely.
Let’s try it. As you roll through the day. Think on how you treat others and how they treat you. Pray for patience. Pray for humility. Pray for creative thinking and solutions.
God. Move in us. Guide us and lead us as we handle difficult situations and people.