Monday, March 24
Posted: Friday, March 21
One Year Bible Reading Guide:
Verse of the day:
Do to others as you would like them to do to you. (Luke 6:31)
The best people to be around are the nice ones. People who are smiling, always saying good things about you, and share what they have. I love being surrounded by nice people, and I’m sure you feel the same way!
When Jesus was giving this instruction (which we now call The Golden Rule) he wasn’t simply informing us that we ought to be nice to each other; we all know we SHOULD be nice to each other. More importantly, Jesus laid out how we should act when people AREN'T nice to us. It’s easy to be nice to the nice people who hold doors open for you and buy your drink at Starbucks. It’s a lot harder to be nice to the guy who cuts you off while driving or the person at work or school who makes you do all the work and then takes the credit. Jesus went on to say that if we do treat mean and rude people with a good heart and positive response, God knows and will reward us in Heaven. After all, God continually extends his grace and mercy to us when we don’t deserve it. Why not treat others the same way!
In every action, thought, or feeling we ought to view it from the perspective, “Am I about to respond to this person in a way that I would want them to respond to me”? It speaks very highly to us as people and to God when we have a great attitude and are nice to others when it’s not fair or deserved.
Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor