Friday, February 20, 2009

Daily Digest #236

You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you from there. —Deuteronomy 24:18

It is truly humbling to be reminded of where we came from. We usually forget this when we reach some level of success. We forget that we were once poor -- financially, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We judge and look down at others who at the present are experiencing our past, instead of understanding or helping or showing compassion. We claim to age with grace and wisdom, but fail to examine ourselves if we really do act on the knowledge and experience we have gathered.

The rule of reciprocity a.k.a. "Golden Rule" states: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." May this serve as a reminder when we are tempted to judge, or to do mean things to others. May we start developing wisdom by fearing the Lord. May we remember that he sees and knows everything, and He stands as the ultimate judge. May we learn to humble ourselves and look back where we came from. Pray always.

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