6/21 Days of Prayer
Philippians 2:3 (NKJV)
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
Most of us grew up hearing the golden rule, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Most people agree that if we all lived by that rule the world would be a better place, but the Bible raises the standard. This verse in Philippians 2:3 tells us to treat others better than we would want to be treated. We are not only to reciprocate kindness but to go above and beyond.
How different would the world around us look if every day we decided to treat our spouses, our kids, our families, our friends, and our co-workers better than we want to be treated? What would happen if we extended that effort towards people who didn’t know God? I’d propose to you that this type of whole- hearted kindness could help someone encounter Jesus for the very first time.
God, help me to treat the people around me with love, honor, and respect. Help me to live my life treating others better than I want to be treated. I can only do this with your help. In Jesus’ name, Amen.