Monday, November 23, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12
Thought of The Day : Sooner or later God will treat us the way we treated others.
LISTEN : A friend visited his friend’s home and saw him insulting and abusing a man who came around to asked for help from him. He felt disappointed and asked his friend, “My dear, if you’re in the shoes of this man in need, would you like to be treated like that?” His friend (the man who abused the needy) was so ashamed of himself and promised never again to act rudely to others.” My dear, love is godly. There is no better way to treat people than to treat them with love. The love you give should be measured by the amount of love you expect from others. No doubt, you want to be treated with respect, love, etc. That is how others want to be treated too. However, no one can possibly walk in this realm until he or she walks in God’s kind of love (agape). Genuine love is unconditional. My dear, people deserve nothing but love. Don’t you think people deserve some respect, kindness, support, encouragement, care and love? Beloved, what is good for you could be good for others. Give it to them! Do you like to be loved? Love others. Do you like to be respected? Respect others. Do you want to be favoured? Favour others. Do you hate your heart to be broken? Do not break the heart of others. Our verse of the day says, “In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12). God is interested in the way we treat others, and He will eventually treat us the same way we have treated others. When you value yourself and devalue other people, you mock God who created everyone in His own image and likeness. So, treat others as you would want them to treat you. Remember, there is no better way to treat others than to give them genuine love. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Be fair to others and treat them as you would want them to treat you.
2. Do good to others, knowing that you are doing it to God who will reward you accordingly.
3. Never treat anyone the way you would never want to be treated.
4. No matter your position or status, learn to honour and respect others.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God created everyone in His own image and likeness. Therefore, I will love everyone, amen.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your love and kindness towards humanity. Help me to love and be kind to others, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing: It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May the love of God for humanity trigger you to love others the same way God loves them, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Treating others the way you don’t want to be treated would cease if you walk in the fear of God.
Quote : “When you treat others like trash, you just mocked God who created everyone in His own image and likeness.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the name Moses was given to him by Pharaoh’s daughter? (Exodus 2:10).
Today In History : November 23, 1976 – Mayol broke the 100m barrier with a no-limits 101m dive off Elba, Italy.
Stunning Fact : Did you know most of the Vitamin C found in fruits is in the skin?
Bible Quiz : The inscription hung on the cross of Jesus Christ was written in what languages?
God bless you!