Easier said than done… Being a Christian really screws up not liking others…
A boomerang in the hand of its skillful user, can return to the hand
from which it was thrown. However, for the one who does not handle it well,
if it comes back it could be injurious. The same can be true of our actions
“A man who is KIND BENEFITS HIMSELF, but a CRUEL man HURTS HIMSELF.”
(Proverbs 11:17 ESV)
Does that not sound true to the principle of sowing and reaping Paul
addressed in his letter to the church at Galatia?
“(7) Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for WHATEVER ONE SOWS,
THAT WILL HE ALSO REAP. (8) For the one who sows to his own flesh will from
the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the
Spirit reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:7-8 ESV)
Even when we treat others well, it does not always mean they will do the
same. However, how can we expect to be treated KINDLY by those to whom we
have not been KIND. In its general application to life the principle is
right. When we do harm to others we actually are bringing more harm to
ourselves. It boomerangs! It comes back at us!
There is a reward for KINDNESS. Being kind to others is doing a favor
for ourselves as well. Even if it is not always repaid in this realm, it
most certainly has its reward in the next. May we always be mindful of
handing out to others what we ourselves would desire to receive. That is the
action of always doing to others what we would have them do to us. (Matthew
7:12) Such is still a golden rule for living.
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