Words from the Heart for Tuesday February 2nd, 2021

Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Luke 6:31 (NIV)

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The Golden Rule

Gold is found across the Canadian Shield, in British Columbia and Nunavut, and on the island of Newfoundland. It was first discovered in Canada in 1823 along the shores of the Rivière Chaudière in the Eastern Townships of Québec. In 1858, following the famous rushes in California and Australia, gold was discovered in the sands of the Fraser River in the interior of BC, starting the Cariboo Gold Rush. Almost 40 years later, the legendary Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon began.

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Gold remains the standard for the things of the world that have the most value. If you did well in school you got a gold star. If your business is the best in its field it sets the gold standard and with time you reach your golden years. Then there is the teaching of Jesus in Luke 6:31: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” This familiar saying has come to be known as the Golden Rule. Even those who don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus know the importance of this command. But for the follower of Jesus, this is a command from the King. If God’s people would put this into practice every relationship would thrive. It wraps up the interpersonal relationship principles of the Kingdom of God. It is how Jesus treated others, no matter how they treated Him. It is how He has treated us. How would this look if everyone within your fellowship put this into practice? There are no strings attached to the Golden Rule. It is simple and it says what it means. Treat everyone you know as you would like to be treated. Put it into practice today.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley