Summary: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. If you follow that guideline they blessings of God will overtake your life-one day at a time.
12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
3 PEOPLE THAT DIDN’T FOLLOW THE LAW OF RECIPROCITY: DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE OTHERS DO UNTO YOU
#1 HAMAN DIDN’T FOLLOW THE LAW
So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.
#2 JUDAS DIDN’T FOLLOW THE LAW
3Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
5And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
#3 CAIN DIDN’T FOLLOW THE LAW
1 John 3:12
Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
3 PEOPLE THAT LIVED BY THAT LAW AND SAW THE FLOOD GATES OPEN IN THEIR LIFE
EVEN AS A PROSTITUTE RAHAB WAS AN HONEST PROSTITUTE
And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
I TRY MY BEST TO HELP desperate PEOPLE
#2 JAPHETH AND SHEM LIVED BY THE LAW
And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.
24And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
#3JOSEPH LIVED BY THE LAW
MEANT IT FOR EVIL
19And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
21Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
He wasn’t evil when his BROTHERs SHOWED UP
3 THINGS THAT KEEP PEOPLE FROM LIVING BY THAT GOLDEN RULE
#1 THEY EITHER BLIND
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
#2 THEY EITHER BACKSLIDE
2 Samuel 12
5And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
6And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
7And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;