40 Days Following Jesus: Day 18
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12 (NIV)
I was looking for a way to simply this statement, but I couldn’t come up with anything more simple and clear than what Jesus says.
What if we talked to everyone with the respect we feel we deserve?
What if we worked like the employee we would want working for us?
What if we did that job as if we were the ones who hired us?
What if we were the friend we wanted to have?
What if we judged others the way we wanted to be judged?
What if we treated others in need the way we would want to be treated?
What if we were the spouse we want our spouse to be?
This is the goal of the law and prophets. The bottom line of those commands are to treat others as you want them to treat you.
My Next Step:
In every situation, think how I want to be treated, and treat the other person the same way.