O Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. I It assumes, of course, that when we put ourselves in our neighbor's place, we are wise enough not to make any foolish wishes and good enough not to make any evil ones. Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. Bible Verses About Prayer, Bible Verses About Children Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. T 12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. ... “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. P The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Living the Golden Rule - Use the code to reveal how each Bible character lived the Golden Rule. God loves the alien, the fatherless, and the widow ( Deut 9:5-6 ; 10:18 ), and the Israelites are to love the alien as well ( Deut 10:19 ). For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. “Know, therefore, that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stubborn people. Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. O men of blood, depart from me! Do not even the tax collectors do the same? “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. Even the livestock of one's enemy is to be cared for and relieved of undue suffering ( Exod 23:4-5 ). But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. Topical Bible Jesus lived the Golden Rule in his conduct toward men, and maintained perfect righteousness before God in addition thereto.]. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. You cannot serve God and money. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ‣ For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. 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. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”, And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. All rights reserved. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”. It instructs us to put ourselves in our neighbor's place, and guide our behavior accordingly. Because of this the wrath of the Lord is upon you" ( 2 Chron 19:2 ; cf. God's love, mercy, and grace far exceed his desire to punish the wicked (cf. We are to follow and exercise the Golden Rule because God's heavenly wisdom teaches self-control, and his virtue teaches kindness. “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Yet within the same chapter the injunction to love one's neighbor as oneself is directed toward noncovenant members. And with regard to the burning question, "Who is my neighbor?" And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Z. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. The Old Testament. The classic example of God's love for the alien can be found in the Book of Jonah. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Muddled Facts! Jesus, we pray that You’ll help us to remember Your Golden Rule – to treat everyone the way we want to be treated.