Day 6, Five Minute Prompt: YOU
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets (Matthew 7:11-12).
The Golden Rule is not about you.
It’s not about me.
It’s about God and his goodness.
It’s about how the gate is wide and the way is narrow and what our lives say to those who haven’t been captivated by the Love that calls us down it (v 13-14). In our efforts to be like Jesus, we depend completely on His grace to bear fruit which makes His presence in us known (v. 16-20).
Karma says “do good so good will be done unto me” while grace says “You can’t repay me, but I will serve you anyway.”
Grace looked at us in all our filthiness and died to make us its own. That redemptive act moves us to say, “I will lay down my life for the least of these because I know Whom I serve.” We serve the Almighty God who put on flesh and died a criminal’s death so we could fall in love with Him.
It’s about Our Father who gives us good things.
Proclaiming His name in our families and among the nations is the best gift we’ve been given after salvation. I want to live as a servant sharing Christ and helping a few more people find the narrow road. I’ll sing and serve my way to golden gates.
What does God’s grace move you to do?
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To be kind to all gods people. Gods grace is sufficient for us all.
Very true! I think these are such vital truths for the issues at hand in America and around the world today!
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