Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Matthew 7:12

Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.  – Matthew 7:12 (NLT)

What Jesus said here can be applied to so many parts of our lives. Have you ever had to deal with mean people at your church, school, or maybe even your home? If so, you can use this Bible verse.

When someone is being mean to you, you can use this verse. You can think, ‘how would I want them to treat me?’ If you see someone needing money, think about how you’d like to be treated if you didn’t have money. Then, consider if you could give them something to help out. If you’re in math class and you see a student that forgot their pencil, could you let them borrow one of yours? The possibilities are endless of how God could use you to help those around you.

Also, this verse can help you when you need to be bold to speak to others. It’s not always popular to tell someone the truth. However, in the long run, wouldn’t you rather have someone tell you the truth? If you’re heading down a destructive path, wouldn’t you like someone to have had the guts to possibly stand up to ridicule and say, “hey I know this is popular and everyone else is doing it, but this is hurting you and it’s not God’s best”.

Today’s Challenge: Think of ways you could apply this Bible verse in your life and pray that God would show you how you can treat others how you’d want to be treated.

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