Right Will Always Be Right!

Originally posted at More To Life Today.

“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 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.)

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is how we often quote this scripture. Recently I heard another way to say this, “Do unto others like you were the others.” I like that version!

This scripture is called “The Golden Rule” or the “Royal Law.” It has been well said that this law is what the balance-wheel is to machinery. If only we could put ourselves in the place of the other, and ask what you would expect of him, then we would be able to show mercy and justice to our fellow man. If you always do right you don’t have to worry about being wrong.

In Matthew 7, Jesus was telling us that this law is the sum of all that is laid down in the Sacred Writings relative to men’s conduct toward each other. It’s one of God’s Laws and we must follow His Laws.

The Message Bible reads, “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.” Good advice. Lord, help me!

Prayer: I want to follow Your Laws explicitly, Lord. Help me to realize the importance of having a right relationship with others and doing the right thing according to Your Word.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton


7 thoughts on “Right Will Always Be Right!”

  1. Desire to execute and enforce the law has often become exaggerated, and led to extreme behavior and error. For this reason, many seek to condemn and deny the continuing importance of the law to salvation. The thin line and barely visible differences between idolatry and reverence are repeatedly crossed where we take our eyes off Christ (like Peter walking on the waves). It is his righteousness in the law that we must hold to as our lifeline. Be encouraged!

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