God Has a Golden Rule

A Truth to Live – God has designed me with the power and ability to shape the way I am treated by others. While others might suggest using techniques of manipulation or bullying, God’s way is remarkably simple – treat others the way I desire to be treated.  Like a farmer planting seeds, when I “plant” goodness, kindness and mercy into the lives of others, I will “harvest” the same response from them!

Scripture – “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

Prayer – Heavenly Father, Your ways are right and just and they create a chain of blessing that passes from one person to another.  Help me today to turn away from the idea that I need to manipulate others toward my ends, and instead teach me the power of the golden rule – to do for others what I desire for them to do for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.