Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Golden Rule

What is usually called "The Golden Rule" is attributed to Jesus Christ. It is an high ethic of reciprocation and altruism. In America we usually say, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Luke 6:31 records, "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." It is companion to "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Mark 12:31)

A satirical "Golden Rule" has also been developed: "He who has the gold makes the rules."

When we hear that we chuckle, and think how the truth of it is often played out in society. The wealthy and powerful set the rules by which the poor and weak must abide. 

But God is more wealthy and powerful than all the wealthy and powerful. He has the gold, and He makes the rules. 

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:8
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. Deuteronomy 12:32

He who has the gold...

...dies like everyone else. According to God's rule: "It is appointed unto men once to die."

The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:2

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