So then, whatever you would desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets.
— Matthew 7:12 (AMPC)
The Golden Rule
From the book The Confident Women Devotional - by Joyce Meyer
Many of us learned as children to recite “the golden rule”: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In other words, treat people the way you want to be treated. If you want respect, treat people with respect. If you want people to be patient with you, be patient with people. If you want people to forgive you, be quick to forgive. We learned the rule as children, but do we practice it as adults?
As a Spirit-filled believer, you need to take the initiative to treat people the way you want to be treated, not the way they treat you. Don’t wait for someone else to do what is right; be the one who does what is right first. Learning how to treat people well will dramatically change your life.
Prayer Starter: Father, help me today to take the initiative to treat others well. Thank You for guiding me and giving me grace to keep a loving, respectful attitude toward people. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.