“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 (TNIV)
On Sunday I spoke about Matthew 7:12 which is sometimes called the Golden Rule. You can find the message here.
The Sermon on the Mount concludes with Jesus’ clear declaration that he intends for us to do the words he has just spoken.
So I took one verse from the Sermon on the Mount, arguably the most famous verse in Jesus’ sermon, and asked, “Can we focus on doing this one thing that Jesus commands?”
Here’s the challenge: live by the Golden Rule for one week.
Not a year. Not the rest of your life. Just this week.
When you’re in line at the grocery store, when you’re driving your car, when someone at work or at school is unkind, when you encounter a person in need, can you “do to others what you would have them do to you” for one week?
Jesus’ summary of the Law and the Prophets is pure genius. You see, he knows that we cannot “do to others what you would have them do to you” alone. We need Power from beyond. And we need a community to encourage and support us.
On Sunday lots of worshipers marked their prayer cards with GRC (as in “I’m taking the Golden Rule Challenge”). They were saying, “I want to live by the Golden Rule this week.”
How about you?
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