Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Do Unto Others

Let's out do each other with kindness.

Matthew 7:12  "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.

Isaiah 1:17  Learn to do good.

Jeremiah 7:5  But I will be merciful only if you stop your evil thoughts and deeds and start treating each other with justice.

Romans 13:10  Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God's law.

What a hugh saving that our country would have if we could all live a lifestyle full of kindness. We could shut down most of the courts and we could get rid of a bunch of the law makers in Washington, how about the size of the police force?

What a big pile of money that we would have to use on more important things if we treated everybody that we come into contact with just as good as if we were treating ourselves.
Christ came to teach us, not only what we are to know and believe, but what we are to do; not only toward God, but toward men; not only toward those of our party and persuasion, but toward men in general, all with whom we have to do.

-Barnes Commentary
If we could learn this simple rule then we could get rid of envy, slander, theft, adultery, and murder and we would become a lot more like our Savior.

Help us Lord to put aside our jealousy and envy and concentrate on treating the other people around us as well as you have treated us. After all you took better care of us than we ever deserved.

You might like to read: Commands of Jesus blog series.