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Matthew 7:12 MSG
“Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: ASK YOURSELF
WHAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO DO FOR YOU, THEN GRAB THE
INITIATIVE AND DO IT FOR THEM. Add up God’s Law and Prophets
and this is what you get.”
5 Ways You Want People to Treat You:

  1. You want others to HAVE MERCY on you.
    Luke 6:38 NKJ
    “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down,
    shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For
    with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to
    you.”
    Luke 6:36-37 NKJ
    “Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. Judge not,
    and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be
    condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
    Matthew 5:7 NLT
    “God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”
  2. You want others to have COMPASSION for you.
    Matthew 9:36 NKJ
    But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for
    them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no
    shepherd.
    Compassion: with suffering
  3. You want others to UNDERSTAND you.
    “Love seeks to understand rather than be understood.”
    Matthew 12:25 NKJ
    But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom
    divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house
    divided against itself will not stand.”
  4. You want others to FORGIVE you.
    Hebrews 12:15 NKJ
    …looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any
    root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many
    become defiled…
    Matthew 6:14-15 NLT
    “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will
    forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not
    forgive your sins.”
  5. You want others to HELP you.
    Proverbs 3:27-28 NLT
    Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your
    power to help them. If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say,
    “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”
    Acts 2:44-47 NCV
    All the believers were together and shared everything. They would
    sell their land and the things they owned and then divide the money
    and give it to anyone who needed it. The believers met together in
    the Temple every day. They ate together in their homes, happy to
    share their food with joyful hearts. They praised God and WERE
    LIKED BY ALL THE PEOPLE. Every day the Lord added those who
    were being saved to the group of believers.