2019-01-12 - The Golden Rule
Matthew 7:12 (NIV) So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
I was recently running errands in my pickup truck, when the car in front of me suddenly slowed down and turned into a business parking lot. The driver didn’t use a turn signal to indicate his intention to slow down and exit the roadway. Their actions caught me off-guard, and I had to quickly apply my brakes. The traffic laws of our state clearly specify how you are to signal before a turn. Common courtesy also applies to the situation. You should warn your fellow drivers of your intentions.
The Bible contains God’s guidance on living. The Ten Commandments are basic rules on how we are to interact with God and with each other. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave us guidance on how to treat each other. Matthew 7:12 is frequently called The Golden Rule. Many of us were taught the Golden Rule not only at home and in Sunday School but also in public schools.
"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (NIV). That includes using your turn signal! If everyone in the world would live by this verse, there would be more joy, peace and safety.
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted