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January 22, 2010

It's Not a Rule!
Salt & Light Volume III, Issue 2 by D. Scott Prindle

"Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 7:12)

A Revelation
scott and laurie prindle A quick follow up to our last Ezine, "Do You Remember the Golden Rule".

Right after sending it, this hit me square in the eyes... The Golden Rule? Wait a minute...

Didn't Jesus just finish His famous Sermon on the Mount? Right near the end He says, "whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them." (Matthew 7:12)

Wasn't His whole message basically about relationships and how we treat one another rather than keeping rules?

Out of loving one another comes this life of looking out after the interests of others, not just ourselves. Rules can never accomplish this.

Religious Rule
So what does religion do? Religion immediately tries to make this another rule to follow! Not just any rule, but THE rule... the Golden Rule. Jesus never called it a rule. The Bible never calls it a rule.

But we're immediately shackled by yet another rule to try and follow, which we never will, if that's all it is to us.

What an opportunity to get beyond rules and get real about our relationships. Start with God, then with your family, your friends, and your co-workers.

Real Relationships
Don't make love a rule. Make it real. Just had to share this because it looks like we were in danger of emphasizing a rule over true relationships.

Sorry for that.

scott & laurie prindle
Love Never Fails,
Scott & Laurie Prindle

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