This is not a natural law that is engraved into our minds the moment we enter into this world. Even as Christians, we struggle to follow this law. A similar command is found in the old testament,
“…but love your neighbor as yourself.” – Leviticus 18:19
This law, as soon as it is heard, commends itself to every persons conscience and understanding. But, it is the application we struggle to produce, especially when confronted by disrespect, betrayal, and heartbreak. Here’s an exert from a devotional;
“Never do unto another person what you would not want them to do unto you.” – John Wesley
Hurt people hurt others. Many are carrying wounds. They project their pain onto others in an attempt to ease their internal suffering. The good they see in you, reacts to the hurt they see in themselves. God is our defense against opposition. As oppose to fighting fire with fire, choose a different approach. Prayer, take it to God. Seek His advice on how to handle the situation. God can provide a different outcome, while using the situation to change you.
In everything love others and be transformed by His love.
I invite you to get to know God intimately.
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