Psalm of the Day: Psalm 73:13-28
Wisdom of the Day: Ecclesiastes 7:16-29
Scripture Reading: Luke 6:27-38
In the second place, our Lord lays down a golden principle for the settlement of doubtful cases. He knew well that there will always be occasions when the line of duty towards our neighbor is not clearly defined. He knew how much self-interest and private feelings, will sometimes dim our perceptions of right and wrong.
He supplies us with a precept for our guidance in all such cases, a precept which even infidels have been compelled to admire. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
To do to others as they do to us, and to return evil for evil is the standard of the heathen. To behave to others as we would like others to behave to us should be the mark at which the Christian should aim. This is to walk in the steps of our blessed Savior. If He had dealt with the world as the world dealt with Him, we would all have been ruined forever in Hell!
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help me to treat others as I want to be treated.
Action Plan: Returning fire for fire is often an easy task. How can I return love for evil today?
This devotional was taken from The Gospel of Luke by J.C. Ryle published in 1858
and adapted by Pastor Tim Lewis of New England Shores Baptist Church.