The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:7-12)

Jesus is bringing the Sermon on the Mount to its conclusion. In doing so, Jesus is describing the standards for living in his kingdom. In the first six verses of Matthew 7 Jesus given a summary of how we are to not treat others. We are not to use false standards of judgment. We are not to judge others differently than we would judge ourselves. We are not to judge hypocritically. In verses 7-12 Jesus is going to give us a beautiful picture of love. The first six verses tell us how not to act toward others and verses 7-12 tell us how to act toward others.

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