Friday, January 22, 2010

daily text 1/22

Friday, January 22nd, 2010
"Just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them." (Luke 6:31)

Jesus Christ truly was the Great Teacher. When his religious foes sent men to arrest him, the officers returned empty-handed and said: “Never has another man spoken like this.” (John 7:32, 45, 46) One of Jesus’ masterful discourses was the Sermon on the Mount. It is recorded in chapters 5 through 7 of Matthew’s Gospel, and similar information is presented at Luke 6:20-49. Perhaps the best-known statement in that sermon is the one that is often called the Golden Rule. It has to do with how we treat others. “Just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them,” said Jesus. And what good things he did for people! Jesus cured the sick and even raised the dead. Individuals were especially blessed, however, when they accepted the good news he shared with them. (Luke 7:20-22) As Jehovah’s Witnesses, we are delighted to engage in similar Kingdom-preaching activity.—Matthew 24:14; 28:19, 20.
(Watchtower issue: 05/15/08, 1:1, 2)