When my older children were young, they would do unkind things to one another from time to time, as children sometimes do. I would knowingly tell them, “The Bible says to ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you!’” Then one day, I was writing an article, and I wanted to use that verse of scripture. I searched high and low and couldn’t find it, so I called my mom and asked her if she knew the reference. She said, “Well, I don’t know that that is in the Bible. It’s the Golden Rule.” Oh...I had been telling my children it was a Bible verse! They will probably not remember any of the other “real” verses I taught them, but they will not let me forget that one!
Well, the good news is that even though those exact words are not in the Holy Bible, the truth taught in those words is a Bible truth.“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.” You can look it up for yourself! You will find it in Matthew 7:12. I have memorized this verse to teach my younger children.
And here it is again.
“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” Find this verse in Luke 6:31.
Can we know our Bible too well? No, of course not. We must always be studying, learning, and growing in the Word. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
By Mrs. H