“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
As young children, most of us were taught some simple rules to help us know how to get along with others. We were taught things such as share your toys, play nicely, get along with others, and be kind. As simple as those rules may seem, most of us had difficulty doing them consistently. In reality, we spend a lifetime learning how to apply them in our lives. That is why Edwin Markham said, “ We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.”
However, we come to understand that these rules stand in stark contrast to popular culture, where sayings such as “I’m looking out for number one,” or “Me first” are most often heard. Jesus made it clear that His followers were to apply a different rule in their lives. We have come to call it the Golden Rule and the essence of living. To your neighbors, friends, family, coworkers, and even your enemy, you must entertain a give-and-take golden rule.
Living a meaningful and encouraging life that attracts others into the kingdom, we must treat others as we like to be treated. Though it sounds simple enough not to believe. However, with the help of the holy spirit, we will discover that being kind, showing compassion, offering forgiveness, practicing patience, and treating others with respect will become part of the character. Only with God’s help and by His love shining through us, we live in this Golden Rule each day. Galatians 5:14 says, “for the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
1. Glorify God for another liberated and blessed day.
2. As from today, I cancel and flush out the effects of negative behavior in Jesus name.
3. Every evil meant to attack and disorganize my destiny; in the name of Jesus, backfire by fire.