"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
We've all heard this quote before right? I actually heard a sermon about this quote on Sunday. And it was thoroughly and completely spot on. Possibly the best sermon I had heard on the subject. It was thought provoking, convicting and I want to share that with you.
The actual quote comes from the Bible. Matthew 7: 12 "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets."
Most people usually mistake what this verse actually means. They think it says that you should treat people the way they treat you. But it actually means YOU should treat people the way YOU would like to be treated. Would you like to be treated with respect? Then you give people respect. Would you like people to be friendly to you? Then you be friendly. It's not about revenge or giving back the attitude or actions that the other person first gave you. It's about you acting first. You giving respect, kindness, loyalty FIRST because that is how you want to be treated.