How to Get Along with People | |
|Just a few years ago, a simple placard was often displayed on the walls of many public school rooms. It said, "Remember the Golden Rule: Do unto others as | |you would have them to do unto you." This simple code of behavior, when practiced, made our schools, and society, a far better place than they are today. | |The Golden Rule has been called the greatest principle of human relations and originated from the Bible with these words of Jesus: "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). | |According to Jesus, two great commands serve as the foundation of all the teaching of law and the prophets (Matt. 22:37-40). The first and greatest | |commandment is to "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, mind, and soul." He stated that the second great command is to "love thy neighbor as thyself," | |which is another reference to the Golden Rule. In other words, "love" is the act of doing unto others as we would want them to do unto us. | |The Golden Rule continues to be Jesus’ expected standard of behavior by His followers. It is not an option, but is considered a command of the Lord. | |Christians are taught to treat others in the way which they wish to be treated, themselves. "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have | |loved you" (John 15:12). | |The Golden Rule: A Catalyst of Human Behavior | |When God created mankind, He established the law of "reciprocity," which gave man the ability to reap in accordance to what he would sow. "Be not deceived; | |God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that...
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