Who at any time serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Or who tends a flock and does not use the milk of the flock? I am not speaking these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things?” (1 Corinthians 9:7-8)
There is equatability that we ought, at times expect. The worker is due his wages. But there are times when we think others ought to do just because we think they ought to do it. Jesus died for our sins, but that does not mean we ought to treat forgiveness as something free and of little worth. Measure in your mind your attitude and seek to be equitable as you desire for yourself due compensations.
Lord, teach me the balance in life that You have put into place. Guide me to see that what I expect of others should be no more nor less than I would expect of myself in similar circumstances. Help me to see that only in You am I able to do these things. Lead me in the way that is not right in my eyes, but in Your eyes. Help me to truly become like Jesus.
Lord Jesus, You know all that is needed. You know where I fall short. Guide me, O Lord, that I may now and always learn from You how to treat others as I want to be treated. Teach me true honesty that I would treat all others with respect. Guide me according to all things that are pleasing in the Father’s sight. May I continue to learn to be like You at all times and in all circumstances. Amen.