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Peak of the Week – Be The Best You Can Be: The Golden Principle – Part 4 of 4

Peak of the Week – Be The Best You Can Be: The Golden Principle – Part 4 of 4


“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Traditional)
“Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” (AMP)
“Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior:

Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them.

Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.” (MSG)

Matthew 7:12 – THE “GOLDEN” RULE IS OFTEN STATED BUT RARELY DUPLICATED.

1. For centuries, this principle has transcended many ___________________________________.

2. Most versions are ________________________, while Jesus’ statement is ________________________________.

3. Very important – Jesus is the only one to _____________________________________ live it!

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE TREATED?

What are some vital things you would desire from others? Here’s a short list to consider.

• Their ___________________________ Romans 12:10b “Honor one another above self”

• Their ___________________________ Romans 15:7 affirm, accept, acknowledge

• To be treated __________________ James 2:1-9 do not show favoritism

• To be dealt with _______________ Romans 15:1-3 “bear with the failings of the weak…for their good, to build them up, for even Christ did not please himself…”

• To believe they have a __________________ spirit – Ephesians 4:32 “forgive as God in Christ forgave you”

• In essence, to be treated with a biblical _______________________! – Galatians 5:14 “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

HOW CAN I GROW IN THIS “GOLDEN” PRINCIPLE?

1. Accept the ___________ of God, the __________________ of Jesus, and the _____________ of the Holy Spirit.

2. Connect this principle to the other three in this series:

a)________________________________; b)_______________________________; c)____________________________________

3. Put yourself in their ______________________.

4. Embrace the “Pay it ___________________________________” principle.

5. Follow daily – in “______________________________________”! Matthew 7:12 (NIV)

“…that you may be able to discern what is BEST…to the glory of God”– Philippians 1:10-11

 

© Wayne Monroe