The Golden Rule
MATTHEW 7: 12-14.
12. THEREFORE, WHAT EVER YOU WISH MEN TO DO TO YOU, DO ALSO TO THEM, FOR THIS IS THE TURAH AND THE PROPHETS........... 13. Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide - and the way is broad - that leads to destruction and there are many who enter in through it. 14. Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Verse 12 is called the "GOLDEN RULE," and is the foundational scripture for rule number 2, from Behaviour Revolutions article "The 3 Rules." I added Verse 13 and 14 because they were the instruction of how to apply the Golden Rule, which just amazed me.
If you behave the instruction of verse 12 through the narrow gate/portal, even though the way is hard pressed it will lead you to "LIFE,'' and there are few who find it. This is telling us if we 'LET PEOPLE HAVE IT,' We are doing the LAW and the prophets.
The governments are telling us, it is a "New Law" to stay in our homes, not to go out unless it is vital, for food, doctors,etc. Well it is high time believers between ourselves instil the Golden Rule as "Law of our Behaviour," to shut up and listen to others, and Let Them Have it, treat each other as you want to be treated.
This morning Victoria and myself were sitting on the back balcony watching the sunrise colours, they were dancing on the clouds it was beautiful, peaceful, and tropical. We were talking about, The Second Rule. " And I asked Victoria did she want a deeper walk with Yahusha, she said, 'of course.' I then asked her, do you 'let me have it' ? She was shocked and said, I know you let me have most things, I said why then don't you want to reciprocate, She said it's too hard." This is the path that is hard pressed, if we hold our opinions and judgements back, then listen to our spouse or friend without giving our advice, they will notice something very different in our behaviour.
As we take on board the Golden Rule, we see much more than we ever knew, we start to grow in wisdom and self control, we hear Yahusha's voice much more readily. When we pass this trial, we start maturing in wonderful ways and a peace and joy descends upon us, we also gain much more power in our being to fight of all negative thoughts. Victoria could see the sense in this behaviour and realised she was blocking her own path. I said to her, "I don't want to do things to you, that upset you, so whatever your 'not letting me have,' that battle is within you, and you have to overcome it yourself. Satan hates both of us because we want to worship Yahusha with our behaviour.
Victoria said "Now I want to "Let you Have it." We should all be letting each other "Have it,'' because it is the Law and the Prophets, Yahusha is so wise and marvellous and He loves us so very much. I happened to look up in the sky at the end of our discussion, and there was the most beautiful and bright coloured rainbow, I said to Victoria what a sign at the end of that discussion. Telling the truth is so wonderful.