How can I treat others fairly? - Fairness - TouchPoints

How can I treat others fairly?

Leviticus 19:15“Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful. Always judge people fairly.”

Matthew 20:12-15“‘Those people worked only one hour, and yet you’ve paid them just as much as you paid us who worked all day in the scorching heat.’ He answered one of them, ‘Friend, I haven’t been unfair! Didn’t you agree to work all day for the usual wage? Take your money and go. I wanted to pay this last worker the same as you. . . . Should you be jealous because I am kind to others?’”

Try to treat people equally as much as possible. However, when this is not possible, you still need to be equal in the way you love and value them.

Exodus 23:2-3“When you are called to testify in a dispute, do not be swayed by the crowd to twist justice. And do not slant your testimony in favor of a person just because that person is poor.”

Try your best not to show favoritism. When you’re asked to tell the truth in order to settle a dispute, tell it without bias. Avoid the temptation to hurt someone who doesn’t deserve it. And also avoid the temptation to help a friend by withholding the truth.

Isaiah 33:14-15“Who can survive this all-consuming fire?” Those who are honest and fair, who refuse to profit by fraud, who stay far away from bribes, who refuse to listen to those who plot murder, who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong.

Jeremiah 22:3“This is what the Lord says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors.”

Anticipating the complete fairness that will govern life in eternity can help motivate you to model that perfect standard as best as you can in this life.

Zechariah 8:16“But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.”

Proverbs 12:22The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.

The more you tell the truth and treat others fairly, the more you experience peace of mind and heart.