The Golden Rule

We’ve always been hearing and even saying it whether jokingly or seriously that “what you cannot take, do to no man” but we don’t seem to understand its in-depth meaning.

Jesus in His teachings in the books of Matt 7: 12 and Lk 6: 31, was talking about this same issue.

The more i tried to look into it, the more i realised that most people find it difficult to abide by this GOLDEN RULE.

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(Matt 7:12).

In our society these days, many things happen because we’ve failed to realise that we get back what we sow. The funniest thing is that when we’re being paid back in our own coin, we  find it very painful and undeserving not remembering we are being paid for what evil we’ve done. You cannot sow an orange and reap Mango, NEVER!!!(Gal 6:7-10).

There are many things we do and fail to take cognizance to, such as stealing, lying, judging people, badmouthing etc.

If you do not want people to steal from you then you equally should stop the act. If you don’t want people to bad-mouth you, stop bad mouthing your neighbours. This life works on a law of give and take. Whatever seeds you sow in people’s lives that also will be sowed into your life.

Many of us still engage in one secret sin or the other, after we would say God is not answering our prayers. It doesn’t work like that my dear sister. For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him(Heb 11:6b), you cannot give God half of your life and expect He gives you His totalty.

It is so easy, what you want men to do unto you, you do to them first.

Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free, Eph 6:8.


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Abidemi Alabi is a writer, quotes creator, content creator, poet and a blogger whose purpose is inspiring and motivating people.

8 replies on “The Golden Rule”

I agree. We always reap what we sow; sometimes sooner than later; and sometimes we reap long after we sowed which then hits us like a brick wall. Not always pretty!
Nowadays, unfortunately, lying, cheating, steeling is widely considered “normal”.
Judging people seems to come as easy to us/our minds.
The only One who can help us with this and change us is the Lord by staying in His Word and in Him!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Blessings, Elfriede


I would like more people to heed this advice. Unfortunately, most people are not reflective, and see justice as a transaction that works only in one direction – ”for me but not for thee”. But if these rules were applied evenly, we would be a more principled society and there would be no strife. Let’s keep hoping though.

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