The Law of Reciprocity
This week's message is The Law of Reciprocity. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
We Reap What We Sow
Scripture tells us in Galatians, "...whatever a man sows, that also shall he reap." Most of us have heard this Scripture many times. But what does it really mean?
In today's message we explore what's called "The Law of Reciprocity" or "The Law of Sowing and Reaping". Just as gravity always pulls objects to itself, whatever we sow, that is what we reap.
Is this some type of magical recipe for prosperity? Or do these words of Jesus, "Give and it will be given unto you" go much deeper than a formula for gain?
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Do Unto Others...
In today's passage we read, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." This is known as the Golden Rule, and most of us have heard it numerous times.
But do we live by these words? Before interacting with others (or not interacting), do we stop and think, "How would I want to be treated if the shoes were on the other feet?"
I believe through today's passage God wants to share something with us that's very close to his heart, and is in fact a part of his being. We all desire, deep down, to have mercy, forgiveness, kindness, generosity, and love shown to us; not begrudgingly, but from a heart of Godly, selfless love.
So next time we have the opportunity to give or withhold, to love or despise, to give kindness or hardness, to forgive or begrudge; next time we're faced with dealing with someone for whom Jesus died, let us treat them the way God wants to treat them -- the way we want to be treated ourselves.
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