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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule still has value in 2021. Recognizing the truth is simple. The sky is blue. The Sun is bright. The clouds are white or dark, depending on the weather. One plus one is two, and so on. The truth is refreshingly simple and so easy a child can understand. We teach our children truth and ask them for the same in return. The value of truth is imperative in our world today. People who have a quiet confidence and are not intimidated by the opinion of others will always defend the truth and honor others in the process.

Regardless of our belief’s, we should consider the truth as beneficial and necessary. Our personal opinion concerning the source of verifiable truth should not be a reason to dismiss the facts or the person. The Golden Rule is a principle attributed to Jesus as recorded in the Bible. “in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” Our schools, businesses, and society teach and practice this necessary and true principle of civilized people. One may disagree with the source of this truth, which they have every right and freedom to do so, but each of must with quiet confidence recognize the principle is true and beneficial to us as individuals and our society as a whole.

To “do to others what you would have them do to you” simply means this, give to each person the respect, and honor you would like to receive. Honor means to highly respect or greatly esteem and to do what is right. The people in our world today, can hopefully agree on many truths and principles. One of the most important of these should be to respect and honor each person, regardless of whether or not we agree with them.

“Love does not dishonor others…” 1st Cor. 13:5

An Honor…

“The honor is all mine.” “It would be an honor.” “Yes, your Honor.” Each of these idioms represent commonly used phrases in cultures around our world today. Honor, emphasizes high respect and great esteem but also denotes doing what is known to be right.

Honoring others, even when they are disagreeable or uncooperative, is the fullest definition of the word. Listening to and treating friends and opponents with value, respect and common courtesy is the right thing to do.

Genuine honor is a valuable gift to give and all the more priceless when received.

“Love does not dishonor others…” 1 Cor. 13:5