Belt of Truth
Knowing and Applying God's Truth to Real Life
Matthew 7:12 (NKJV) Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
What Truth is Revealed? During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus delivered an idea that has come to be known as the “Golden Rule.” Jesus further clarified that this idea is in keeping with the spirit of the Law and Prophets.
What is the Command/Wisdom or Promise? In one concise sentence, Jesus commands us to treat others the way that we want to be treated. It is a brilliant idea, because, everyone wants to be loved, everyone wants to be accepted, and everyone wants to be treated fairly. (Note: There are some emotionally conflicted individuals who do not love nor respond to love, but this is truly rare)
What Does This Mean to Me and What Action Should I Take? If I apply the Golden Rule to my own life, it becomes a life changer. It means that I “wish” for others what I wish for myself. It means I “speak” of others what I wish people to speak of me. It means that I am “generous” to others as I want people to be generous to me. It means that I “help” others as I want to be helped. It means that I “pray” for others as I want to be prayed for. I could go on and on… I believe this is a BIG part of what it means to walk in the light as Jesus is in the light.
Questions to Consider:
As revealed by God through the Life and Message of Christ; through the wisdom of Solomon; through the letters of the Apostles; through the inspiration of God.