Monday Luke 6:37-42
Perhaps the biggest temptation the zealots faced was to dehumanize Romans. It’s always easier to treat someone badly when you forget that they are God’s children, too. Jesus reminds His disciples here that they are not to judge others. Instead, He urges them to treat others as they would like to be treated. Want to be forgiven? Then forgive others. Want to be blessed? Then bless others. Focus on the sin in your own life before you focus on the sin of another. Because, chances are, you aren’t all that different from the person you hate. How would doing this change your life? Or, change the world around you?
Heavenly Father, I want to be a world changer. But most of all, I want to follow You. Help me to love radically as Your son did. Push me this week to love others as they need to be loved. Guide me to see where I am falling short and give me the strength to seek You instead. In Your name, amen