August 22-For Others
Scripture Lesson: Luke 6:27-31
On this date in 1992 in the seventh inning of a Class A Florida State League Game, the Clearwater Phillies string together two walks and two sacrifice bunts to score the game’s only run beating the Winter Haven Red Sox 1-0. Opposing pitchers Andy Carter and Scott Bakkum do not give up any hits making this the first professional game to be hitless in forty years.
Today’s Scripture passage is indeed a familiar one. It has the verse of Scripture known as the “Golden Rule”. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” These words of Jesus come at the conclusion of a section of teaching that deals with loving one’s enemies. Jesus wants us to understand that if we live life treating others how we want to be treated, the world is going to be a better place to live. It is living life concerned about others and sacrificing for them that makes the Golden Rule come to life.
1. How do you want to be treated in life?
2. How do you try to treat others, even those who are not your friends?
3. What does it take to live the Golden Rule?
The world will be a much better place to live when we as believers truly master the Golden Rule.
Posted on Sat, August 22, 2015
by David Daly