Saturday, August 22, 2015

Matthew 7:12 -- One Rule to Rule Them All

"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."
Matthew 7:12

God knows that our lives are often complicated, and that it is hard to figure things out sometimes, and so he tries to help us out with some commandments that really just sum everything up.  If we would keep this one well, we would be fulfulling all of the laws and the prophecies of God, because this one is that good. :)  Wow... just one rule and I am good?  Yes.  Just one. :)  To keep this one though, we have to have God's help and we really have to learn to love other people.  Let's think about what we want most in life.  Love, acceptance, money, power?  Whatever it is, are we giving to others what we want from them?  To gain love, we have to learn to love.  To gain acceptance, we have to be accepting of others.  To gain money, we have to learn generosity (at least in the Lord's rules of money... I wouldn't count on the world's rules working for very long).  In order to gain power, we have to be willing to be subservient, and listen to others, so we can learn to lead well.
Today, let's work on this one thing, and see how it fits together with so many other things.  Let's try to see things from other people's perspectives, and help them all we can.

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