“Do unto others as you would have them do to you”
This verse has really been echoing loudly in my mind the past couple days. Often times we make things way more complicated than they need to be. We look for something so complicated to work our problems out when it is really as simple as a single verse, a single powerful verse.
We learn this as children how we should treat others as we would like to be treated and you think “oh I know that verse, everyone knows that” but we are living it? Something so simple that everyone knows yet the world seems to have forgotten it. Often while I am studying and thinking of what God would have me share I do a lot of self-reflecting. I think am I treating others exactly how I would like to be treated?
God tells us to treat others how we would like to be treated. Think of how the world would change if people truly listened to this verse. If we would love one another as God would have us love. Treat our brothers and sisters with love and respect. Uphold them in prayer when they are having a rough time. Lend out a helping hand to someone in need.
We all like to talk about how we need to see a change in our country and in our world. What if we all stopped and thought about this single verse. We truly let Gods word sink in and take over our life. If we treated everyone the way that God would want us to then you would see a change like you have never seen before in this world. Change starts with you and me. So my challenge for you is to truly take in this verse. Sometimes being powerful and making a stand doesn’t have to be something complicated it can be as simple as a single verse.
This is written from the heart of Sarah Akins