Just Be Nice to People, Part VI

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.  Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.  Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.  Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.  Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 3:27-31

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Luke 6:31

This passage in Proverbs tells us to be nice to people.  It tells us to treat people fairly.  It tells us not to strive with others, especially those that we deal with on a daily basis and those who have done us no wrong.

This verse in Luke chapter 6 gives us the same general idea: be nice to people.  Treat them in the same way that you would like them to treat you.  Some people have called this the Golden Rule – for good reason.  This is the greatest rule that there is.  Treat others the way you want to be treated.  It sounds simple, and it is.

Everybody knows the Golden Rule.  Everybody has heard the saying “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  But not everybody uses the Golden Rule.  Definitely not everybody practices the Golden Rule.  If we would live by rule, and everyone else lived by this rule, imagine what a great place the world would be.  Imagine how friendly and helpful everyone would be if they all lived by this simple rule.

How are we doing today?  Are we living the Golden Rule?  Are we doing to others what we want them to do to us?  I think we can all try to do a little better.

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