"So in everything, do to others as
you would have them do to you. . . .”
Matthew 7:12 (NIV)
How do we react when someone we know receives a gift or special recognition? Are we happy for them? We should be. The golden rule tells we should be as happy for them as we would want them to be for us.
As we mature in Christ, we are to become almost invisible and let Jesus shine through us. When we live as God desires, we, illumine Him. By doing what He desires, we bring honor and glory to Him. Our obedience tells God how much we love Him and He accepts what we do as our thanks.