The Value of Gold

Caring for others stems from a deep rooted love of Christ. And from that truth Jesus would teach His Disciples "the Golden Rule".

Matthew 7:12: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Jesus’ Golden Rule gives us a standard by which people can gauge their actions: actively treat others the way they themselves like to be treated. It is quite simple yet impossible for some to do.

Jesus condenses the entire Old Testament into this single principle, taken from Leviticus 19:18: “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.”

The command to love is what separates the Christian ethic from every other religion’s ethic. In fact, the Bible’s championing of love includes the radical command to love even one’s enemies (Matthew 5:43–44; cf. Exodus 23:4–5). This is impossible to expect from some who can't even love their neighbor.

Obeying the Christ command to "love others as yourself" is a mark of a true Christian (John 13:35). In fact, Christians cannot claim to love God if they don’t actively love other people as well. “If someone says, ‘I love God’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20).

Remember, Jesus said, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." If you remember nothing else.. remember that..!

In Christian Love,

Rudy

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