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Judge and Gavel

The Golden Rule

Podcast Discussion Notes

Matthew 7:7-12 NASB

Q1: In what ways, does our lack of trust in God cause us to put pressure on others, or strive to get what we want by our own means?

 

Jesus tells us to ask, seek, and knock. God wants us to rely on Him. 

 

Q2. What are some reasons why we find it hard to trust God?

The law was given to teach us how to treat others. The prophets reminded us of God's commands, warning us of consequences for disobedience.

Q3. Stop and think about it. Why do we often have great intentions to treat others well, but our follow through isn't the best? What situations cause the gap between our intentions and our actions? What steps can we take to improve?

Micah 6:8 NASB

There is no shortcut to doing the right thing.

Some people are hard to love. Some actions are harder to deal with. To be successful, we have to ask God to help us have His perspective of them. We also carry some baggage ourselves that we need God's help to let go of.  

Practical ways to grow...

1. Develop your relationship with God through daily time of study and prayer

  • It's hard to trust someone you don't know

2. Life experience, seeing God prove His faithfulness

3. Identify repeated habits of failure

  • Use scripture to replace wrong beliefs, giving us a new truth to live by

  • Speak God's word out loud over those habits (You believe you, more than you believe anyone else) 

Q4. Ask yourself: Is there something I keep doing, a repeated habit of how I treat others that I hate? Ask God to reveal any wrong beliefs you might have that are driving your actions.

Romans 12:2 NASB

Only the Word of God has the ability to transform our deep rooted beliefs!

Hebrews 4:12 AMP

We highly encourage you to take some personal time to look at the way you treat others. Then ask the Lord to help you trust Him more with your needs, die to yourself, and love those around you the way you want to be loved.

Challenge

Do something for someone this week that you wish others would do for you.

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