Do you know what the golden rule is? The Bible says, “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise” (Luke6:31KJV).
What do we think about when we hear these words? Typically we think of treating others the way we want to be treated. For instance, being nice, giving, helping, saying nice things about others, and the list can go on.
All of these things are a part of what the Scripture tells us to do. However, in our daily lives, we come across people who we can help in some way or another, but do we think of their salvation? There are souls in need all around us that are in desperate need of a Saviour. The Bible says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea4:6KJV). See, “My people” means the believer and the non-believer. Why? Because Jesus died for each one of us.
The Bible says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans5:8KJV).
There is not one of us on this earth with whom the Saviour cannot identify or relate.
The Bible says, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews4:14KJV; also Hebrews2:9KJV)).
Jesus became a man so that He could reach and save man. In so doing, He is our Brother. The Bible says, “…but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father” (Romans8:15KJV).
Jesus, One with the Father (John1:1-3KJV), came to reveal the Father to the world (John14:8-11KJV) and we, as “sons of God” (1John3:1-2KJV) we should reveal Jesus to the world (Matthew5:14-16KJV).
There are millions in the world that do not know Jesus. Some are right in our midst. What if our roles were reversed and they knew Jesus and we did not, would we want them to live by the golden rule and tell us about Jesus and His love for us?
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