The Golden Rule – Matt 7:12
I have quoted this verse almost everyday of my Christian life. How you want others to treat you, this is how you treat them. Another way of looking at it is as follows, “No matter what you do to me, I will not do the same to you.” Do unto others as you would have them do until you is basically the law of sowing and reaping. How you treat others will be how you are treated. Kindness begets kindness, hatred brings about hatred. This rule has very much to do with forgiveness and the breaking of selfishness. It you are trying to minister love, forgiveness and tolerance in others this is what shall be given back to you. This is the same principle in the negative as well. Paul puts it in simple terms in Gal 6:8, “God is not mocked, whatever you sow you will reap. Jesus is giving here a promise and warning. It is evident that Matthew believed very strongly in forgiveness, love and acceptance. He was forgiven of His sins by Jesus. Those that are forgiven much, love much. Today let this golden rule be the rule of your everyday life.