Golden Rule; Value added

12/18/2019: There is value added when practicing the Golden Rule.

Even though practicing the Golden Rule is reward in itself, the Golden Rule has innate additional rewards. The Golden Rule is recorded in Matthew 7:12. The King James version is “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.”

First of all, there is reward in doing good absent a motive of any reward. However, there is a reward built into the Golden Rule. You will receive in return from others the like kind of your act, not necessarily from the one to whom you did good.

Please note that if you do ill to others, the principal of harvesting in like kind also is operational. This is further motivation to do good.

However, the rewards of doing good go beyond human reciprocity. In Ephesians 6:8 it is stated “Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”

These laws refute the too often negative proclamation; “No good deed goes unpunished”.