Trinity 4 sermon

Notice that the Golden Rule is not, “Do unto others as they would have you do unto them.” It is, “Do want you want others to do for you.” That is a big difference. My words and actions toward others is not determined by their preferences, but by another standard. A person might want you to tell him that stealing is okay as long as no one finds out, that he can cheat on his wife if she is mean enough, that he can take revenge on others who attacked him first. But that is not the Golden Rule of Jesus. “Doing unto Others as You Would Have Them Do unto You” means sometimes speaking the law that condemns sin, so that an individual is led to repent.