Do Unto Others

Introduction: Finish the statement…”Do unto others??… if you said, “as you would have them do unto you.” You are correct! In the sermon on the mount, Jesus said,

“12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them:” (Matt 7:12)

But how?

1. With Love! (Matt 5:43 -46)

“43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?”

Easier said than done. Right? Actually, the only way we can love those who do not love us is by the GRACE of God. Do you agree? Are you having a hard time loving someone? Remember. The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.

2. With Prayer! (Matt 6:5-6)

“5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

Prayer is POWERFUL! When offered with the right motives and the right way, needs are met, lives are changed, and God is glorified. Do you need to stop and pray for, or with, someone right now?
3. With Peace! (Matt 6:33,34)

“4Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

By reminding people what is most important in life. This is a way to eliminate STRESS and WORRY! Please reread Matthew 6:25-34. Are you feeling stressed and worried?

Conclusion: These are just a few ways to “Do unto others” besides sharing Jesus Christ with them, which is the most important thing. So…go…”do unto others”…and give God the glory!

Love y’all,
Dr. Randy Reese