C’mon now, you know we can do better! God’s Word doesn’t suggest but commands us to treat one another the way we want to be treated (see Luke 6:31). It doesn’t take biblical scholars or a prophetic word to realize God has sounded the alarm bells throughout the world for us to get our act together and change our selfish ways. It’s no mystery why the world is in a mess. If we took the verse in Luke to heart—injustice, hypocrisy, cruelty, and other forms of coldheartedness-
Do to others as you would have them do to you (Luke 6:31, NIV).
God’s Word will not return to Him void; if He said it—it will come to pass (see Isaiah 55:11); therefore, we can count on reaping what we sow (good and bad) to come to pass.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7, KJV).
Imagine what would happen if the ugly spewed out made an immediate U-turn back to its sender. I’m sure after a few quick U-turns, more compassion would soon cover the earth. Maybe then we wouldn’t be so hasty to judge people without walking in their shoes. There’s something about having skin in the game to prompt us to see things differently.
Lord, help me to see before You make me see.
If we know it or not, selfishness is bondage. Do you know any happy selfish people? The Word of God is our guardrail; it keeps us on the right track. Some people think living a Christian life is too restrictive; however, the Word is what keeps us safe and out of the enemy’s clutches—into the blessings of the Lord.
We all want blessings, but are we willing to be a blessing—indiscriminately?
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 35:40).
How we treat one another is one of our biggest challenges on earth.
C’mon now—we have to do better!
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