“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
-Luke 6:31 NIV
Christians are to live differently. Jesus lays out various thoughts, attitudes and behaviors that are to be evident in the lives of His followers. This one from Luke 6 is commonly referred to as The Golden Rule. It’s a general guide for our actions toward others. It may seem vague, but with a little thought on our part it provides very specific guidance as we display the love of Jesus in our lives. Think about it, If you were new on the job and struggling to run the cash register would you want someone to be rude with you, or patient? If your were carrying coffee in one hand and a young child on the other arm, would you want someone to hold the door for you? If you were homeless and hungry, would you appreciate someone buying you a sandwich and a bottle of water? I hope you get the point. Jesus saw our need, the need for a Savior from sin, and without asking He came and met that need by living a perfect life, and giving it up so that our sins would all be forgiven. Jesus put love into action. That’s what He now asks of us, that we think less of ourselves, and more of others. Do to others as you would have them do to you. It’s the rule, so stay Golden.