Luke 6:31 Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
This text is part of what is known as Jesus "Sermon on the Mount".
The words of this text is what we call "the golden rule". It reminds us to do to others what we expect in return.
If we could be honest for a moment, our nature (the part of our first father, Adam that is in us) opposes what Jesus tells us to do, but because we have been "born again", with the help of God's Holy Spirit who indwells us, we are able to do our best in obeying what Christ commands of us in His word in treating others the way we want to be treated.
How Are You Treating Others? This is a question we all need to daily ponder for we know in scripture we are told that we will reap what we sow.
There is a difference between what Christ teaches, the world exemplifies and other religions teaches.
Luke 6:32 For if you love those who love you, what thanks do you receive? For even sinners love those who love them.
The "Golden Rule"! Are you applying it daily in your life? Are you trying to?
As Christ showed and still shows us love and mercy, let us also do the same unto others, including those who show us the opposite.
The "Golden Rule" is the believer's MANDATE.