The Golden Rule #544

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12, NKJV)

Worldly-minded people do not follow the Golden Rule. They practice the exact opposite, which is condemned in Solomon’s proverb, “Do not say, ‘I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work'” (Proverbs 24:29). Christians rise above the world’s standard treatment of others. We do good to those who do not return it. Indeed, we are called upon by the Lord to do good to others without thought of their response (Matthew 5:44-48). So today, make it a point to think about how you treat others. Use kind words and thoughtful actions. Treat them the way you want to be treated. Your day will be happier, and you will please your Father in heaven.