31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.  (Luke 6:31  NIV)

This verse is generally referred to as the Golden Rule.  It is so simple that even a child can understand it.  Treat others the way you want others to treat you.   

The only way I can see someone misunderstanding this verse is if they want to take it too literally.  A person who loves skydiving, for instance, doesn’t have to take others who are afraid of heights and put them in an airplane with a parachute on their backs. 

This rule applies to things like respect, thoughtfulness, kindness, patience, love, helpfulness, etc. 

Copyright © 2008 by Janice Green

Scripture quoted by permission. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

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