Valuing the Golden Rule in the workplace

In today’s rapidly changing economy, the Golden Rule taught by Christ Jesus centuries ago may sometimes seem antiquated or even naive. As it’s stated in the Bible, the rule reads, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12, New Revised Standard Version). Impractical as it may sound in our rough-and-tumble world, this rule of life has persisted over the centuries. That’s because it’s based on a divine law of universal harmony established from the beginning by God, the divine Principle, Love.

The Bible records God as saying, “I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts” (Jeremiah 31:33). Every one of us is hard-wired, then, with God’s law as an essential ingredient in our moral makeup. These laws govern all men, women, and children in harmony, wisdom, and brotherly love.

It’s worth noting that the Golden Rule is first and foremost a guide for our own actions. It requires doing—not just passively wishing that others would do the right thing so we can be blessed. When obeyed, this rule leads to unity with our fellow men and women. It brings blessings in the workplace and defends us from the influence of selfishness, inhumanity, deceit, and greed.

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