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“Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law: For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” – Romans 13:8-10.


The problems mankind is facing in the world today, is because there is no love.  People are extremely wicked to themselves.  There is no milk of human sympathy and feelings for one another.  One who loves his brother will not do anything harmful to him.  As stated in the text for today, when we have love for ourselves, we will not commit adultery, we will not kill, we will not steal, we will not bear false witness and commit any other evil contrary to God's laws as contained in the Holy Bible.  To treat another person as we would like to be treated means that we should not be neglectful of the problems of others but would make it a habit to try to place ourselves in the shoes of the other person, to try to feel what he is going through, and to want to end his distressful state.  That way we would try by all means not to hurt another person and we would serve God with a clear conscience.

In line with the principle of the golden rule, God Almighty directed the Jews to treat the strangers who dwelt among them as themselves. “But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.” - Leviticus 19:34.

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