The golden rule - do unto others as you would have do unto you

How I Misinterpreted the Golden Rule!

Dilan Davis
Tue, 12/22/2015 - 15:43

Bible sometimes gives confusing thoughts to a lot of people. We think, we interpret and we make conclusions about many verses in the Bible. 

I remember a speech in which few verses from the Bible were quoted to prove a point: 

"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."(Hebrews 4 :12)

 The theme of the speech was about the verses which describes the conversation between Jesus and the devil(Mathew 4). If we look into this conversation, we can see that all things that Jesus and the devil says are actually verses from the Old testament; which simply means that the even the verses of Bible can be interpreted in a bad way which is favourable for the devil. Well, I just searched what a double edged sword means; 'From the notion that if two sides of the same blade are sharp, it cuts both ways.'

Now, the Golden rule: "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."(Mathew 7:12)

I didn't interpret it wrong completely, but I just extended it. I thought  "do to  others what you would have them do to you" and then they will do similarly to you!!! Well, in many situations people will behave in a similar manner as our behaviour. But then there are different people too and we will have to understand that. 

 

But then, this verse from the Bible asks for something greater.

We may not be able to do always as the Bible says because we are human beings and to err is human. But, let's try our best for a better world!!!


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