What Is the Golden Rule and Is It in the Bible? We answered this question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.
- Jesus doesn’t call us to limit our response, He calls us to love with our response.
- It is not enough to avoid evil, Jesus commands us to do good
- The Golden Rule is a call to action.
- We are compelled by Scripture to love our enemies. Love is always active.
- If you’re not living out the Golden Rule, that may be the reason your evangelism isn’t very effective.
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12
“You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:18
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Matthew 22:36
“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.’” Matthew 22:37
“The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:39
“On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:40
“For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” Galatians 5:14
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’” Matthew 5:38
“But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” Matthew 5:39
“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great…” Luke 6:35
“… and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.” Luke 6:35
“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
“Is this not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke…” – Isaiah 58:6
“… and to let the oppressed go free and break every yoke?” – Isaiah 58:6
“So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” Galatians 6:10
“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,” 1 Corinthians 13:4
“Love does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered” 1 Cor 13:5
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Cor 13:7
“Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matt. 5:48
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” Matt 7:6
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Matt 7:7-8
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Matt. 7:12