DEMANDS OF GOLDEN RULE
Hi everyone and a happy week to you all, I do hope you all are having a wonderful week as well.
Today, I am talking about the demands of golden rule and I believe it will make a difference for us all.
Now, man was never created to live in isolation or to be an island to himself. There must be an inter-relationship within the family, community or the church.
However, just as it happens when metals are rubbed together, friction must occur if the oil of love and consideration for each other is not constantly applied.
This is why we must give utmost attention to this golden rule of living as practiced and prescribed by Christ Himself, as it is the only way we can build, strengthen and improve our relationships.
There are things we want people to do to us and they are things we don’t want them to do as well. For instance, we want care when we are sick or in trouble; we want to be given helping hands when we are in needs.
It will therefore be a sad contradiction if we are fast to condemn because of one little piece of information we have and also been harsh on our judgement before even having full details of the situation.
It will really be unfortunate if we refuse to give others the benefits of the doubt and we go ahead to castigate or ridicule them, when we ourselves would not appreciate this kind of treatment if roles were reversed.
Remember the scriptures; “And as ye would like that men should do unto you, do ye also unto them likewise” (Luke.6:31)
It is not enough for anyone to claim to have deep knowledge of the scriptures or to be a regular member of the Bible-Believing church.
Our attitude towards God’s word especially in the way we perceive and treat others matters more than what we profess in our mouth.
“…for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to this neighbor: therefore, love is the fulfilling of the Law” (Romans.13:8-10)
The best way to behave as Christ did is to put ourselves in other people’s shoe and using the experience and imagination to think what others would love and desire.
Do have a lovely week, God bless you!