Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Treatment of Others

Ephesians 4:32 ESV

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

*For most people there is an expectation that is automatically placed on others, and whether or not that person fulfills that expectation depicts how you treat them. Or, perhaps there isn't an expectation set, but the measurement of an eye for an eye...In other words, your behavior towards others is based off of what they do for you or how they treat you. Now, imagine if the same way you treat others is placed back on you...How would you feel, especially if you really liked or admired a person and they treated you poorly for no reason? The world is already cold, judgmental, and only favors those who fit whatever stigma or frame of mind that is pleasing. Let's not be like the world...Let's learn to love in spite of, be considerate, be honest, and open up to our sisters and brothers in Christ. If you're not sure about a person, ask God how to treat them. We are not here to place more hardship and judgment on each other...We are here to uplift. Imagine if people would treat each other the way God sees that person and how He tells you to view them...Wouldn't that be more comforting then our own assumptions? Furthermore, the measure you use to treat others will always come back to you...Tread and treat others through the wisdom of the Lord and not based on your past experiences.

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