Old Testament In a Year: February 15 – Exodus 21, 22

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Exodus 21, 22
Focus Verse: “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. – Exodus 22:21

Before you judge a poor person, mistreat a refugee, or look down on an immigrant, remember how you once were. And if you were never once like that poor person or refugee or immigrant, place yourself in their shoes and think how you would want to be treated.

You would want to be treated with kindness, not hate; love, not hostility, equality, not a double standard; compassion, not oppression.

Remember how you felt on your first day in a new environment, around unknown people. You wanted to be welcomed, not shunned; accepted, not ostracized.

As you want to be treated, so you should treat others. Reject malice and show mercy to sojourners and strangers alike, regardless of who they are or where they come from.

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