Life of Christ Day 15 Devo | The Golden Rule

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

Too often in our world today, our focus is on “me” at the center of the universe: how does this affect me? How did that person treat me? How does that social media post impact me?

Jesus, however, challenges us to think about treating others the way we want to be treated. This certainly affects our relationships, but it also affects our relationship with God! How we treat others is how God will treat us!

In Matthew 5:7 Jesus says, “Be merciful, and you will receive mercy;” and in Matthew 6:14, he says, “Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” It’s a sobering reminder.

Are you paying close attention to how you treat others—Friends? Family? Strangers on the road? People at work? Would you be comfortable with God treating you the same way?

Take Action:
When someone wrongs you or cuts you off in traffic this week, be merciful! When someone does or says something that you find offensive, forgive them and let it go. Journal about your experiences. Talk to your life group about it.