The Golden Rule

July 18th, 2010

Many people believe that the Bible is full of complex rules that we need to know and follow. However there is one verse that sums up all of the relational teachings very simply.

This verse is found in Matthew 7:12 and is called the Golden Rule. It says, “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets”.

Treat people how you would like to be treated. It doesn’t get more simple than that!

I don’t know about you, but I like to be loved, encouraged, supported, respected, spoken well to, cared for, spoken well of, befriended and included.

I don’t like to be beaten up, yelled at, excluded, stolen from, spoken about negatively, discouraged and hated.

Let’s all purpose in our hearts today to treat people how we would like to be treated. And if we accidentally do the wrong thing, let’s go back and apologise straight away.

God Bless,
Dave