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.
What a huge 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.
Jesus gave us an awesome example of how to live and how to treat other people, it wasn’t enough to show us what to believe, he also showed us how to allow our beliefs to affect our lifestyle. Living by this simple rule will help you get rid of envy, slander, theft, adultery, we would become a lot more like our Savior.
Jeremiah 7:5 But I will be merciful only if you stop your evil thoughts and deeds and start treating each other with justice.
It is time to stop the never-ending cycle, we all want to be treated good but somehow we don’t allow that to affect how we treat others, we want to receive mercy but we are slow to give it out.
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.