Today’s study is going to be very short – not because I’m struggling for something to say. I just want to make one point and let it soak in.
Therefore 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. (Mat 7:12)
The Golden Rule of Evangelism
Matthew 7:12 is commonly known as the Golden Rule. It says that God wants you treat others the way you want to be treated. If you wanted to sum up all that God said in the Law and the Prophets, this would be it.
What does that have to do with sharing the good news? Well, let me ask you, are you glad someone shared the good news with you? You might not have appreciated it at the time, but after you got saved, weren’t you grateful that someone cared enough to tell you what you needed to hear? The answer is, no doubt, yes.
If you obeyed the Golden Rule, you’d be sharing the good news with the people around you. If you didn’t have any other motivation or command to witness to the world, this one alone should be enough.
How Are You Doing?
- Are you glad someone shared the good news with you?
- Are you obeying the Golden Rule by sharing the good news with others?