How To Treat Others!!!

Thursday be blessed

 

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!!

Luke 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
Luke 6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
Luke 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Luke 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
Luke 6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
Luke 6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

What does it mean for us to do what is actually right? Right when it comes to dealing with others; how to treat others.
It Might mean we would have to set aside what makes us feel good, to love someone else in the way Jesus insists. Some people have such a hard time putting their own feelings aside to give unto others. The golden rule is, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” It is actually said:
Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

How has this been turned into something it isn’t?
Emphasis is on the, “as you would have them do to you” not “Do to others.”
If it doesn’t make us feel happy – it doesn’t meet the criteria as being a worthy endeavour or pursuit of us
So we do the absolute minimum or even nothing at all.
Jesus calls us to love regardless of how others will respond.
Our society chooses its morals based on what is right for the benefit of most people or more like what is best for us, me, self. Problem is we fall into a pattern where we no longer do what is right and just, because it is simply the right and Godly thing to do.
We do not go the extra mile anymore, if it makes us do a little bit more we just can’t do it.
What does Jesus say is the extra mile?
1. Love your enemies
Supporting commands
2. Do good to those who hate you
3. Bless those who curse you
4. Pray for those who miss-treat you
Loving God’s way
Love the unlovely, love not deserved or earned
But love by choice – the lover chooses to be a loving person
“Loving kindness” expresses God’s favour and faithfulness toward his people.
Love therefore viewed as a verb
Jesus statements reveal that agape is best understood as a verb—a quality that moves a person to act for the benefit of another without expecting to gain advantage
Unique concept of love
Understanding the love of God and how God wishes us to love
This differs to the cultural expression of the day found in hedonism
Hedonism – a philosophical doctrine that holds that pleasure is the highest good or the source of moral values
Seeking pleasure
Luke 6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
Luke 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

 

Question: Why should we be good?
“What motivates you to do the right thing when there is no obvious benefit or even opposition?”
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

 

Luke 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
Luke 6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
Luke 6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR PEACEMAKERS
Illus. Poem:
I dreamed death came the other night
And heaven’s gate swung wide.
With kindly grace an angel fair
Ushered me inside.
And there, to my astonishment
Stood folks I’d known on earth.
Some I’d judged and labeled as
“Unfit”, “Of little worth”.
Indignant words rose to my lips,
But never were set free
For every face showed stunned surprise
No one expected me!

 

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God..
What does peace produce? = Harvest of righteousness

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

2. Can I live in peace with everyone? = People may not live in peace with you, but you can have peace with people.
Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

3. How can I “make every effort to live in peace”?
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

10 COMMANDMENTS FOR LIVING AS A PEACEMAKER:
(1) Love your enemies by doing good to those who hate you.
(2) Bless those who curse you.
(3) Pray for those who mistreat you.
(4) Do not retaliate.
(5) Give freely.
(6) Treat others the way you want to be treated.
(7) Mercy will lead to mercy.
(8) Judgment will lead to judgment.
(9) Condemnation will lead to condemnation.
(10) Pardon will lead to pardon.

PEACE LIKE A RIVER
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!
And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
Love and Prayers
Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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