2022 | Day Four | Verse for Today

Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don’t care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. Give a warm welcome to any brother who wants to join you, even though his faith is weak. Don’t criticize him for having different ideas from yours about what is right and wrong.  Don’t bad-mouth each other, friends. It’s God’s Word, his Message, his Royal Rule, that takes a beating in that kind of talk. You’re supposed to be honoring the Message, not writing graffiti all over it. God is in charge of deciding human destiny. Who do you think you are to meddle in the destiny of others? 

The Bible is pretty clear on how we should treat others. Jesus said the greatest commandment is to ‘Love God’ and the second [just as important] is to ‘Love Others’ It is easy for us as we walk this road to recovery to fall back into our old ways of thinking and behaving. That is not how God calls us to act and behave. Our example is Jesus, who loves everyone and died that all may have the same opportunities as we have. Everybody Needs Recovery and God wants everybody to have the opportunity to receive it. It says in the scripture above the way we treat others will boomerang on us. Treat others as Jesus would treat them!

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