What is wrong with this statement: Do to others what they have done to you?

How is that different from what Jesus said,  “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31)


Read the context of this verse from above.  Luke 6:27-35

What is the most challenging thing to you in this passage?

Why do we have a tendency to love as we have been loved instead of loving as we want to be loved?

Going Deeper

If we want to love like Jesus says to love we have to have the right attitude about others. This is what Paul said about how we should see others:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.  Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:3-5)

What does it mean to consider others better than yourself?

How can we look to the interests of others?

What is Jesus’ attitude towards us when we do wrong?

Make it Personal

Who do you have a tendency to not treat the way you want to be treated?

If there is someone in your family you don’t get along with, what would it look like to look to their interests this week? (What are your mom’s/sister’s/dad’s/brother’s interests? What is important to them?)

A good way to change your attitude toward someone that you have a negative attitude toward is to pray for them.  Take a moment and pray for them. (FOR them, not AGAINST them.)