Jesus said those words . . . no wait, he actually said, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets” (Mt. 7:12). That’s a lofty vision, but then it was the Lord of lords who said it. Our Lord has provided our core; our starting point; the center of God’s will for us. The question is, how do we get there?
Nehemiah, after fighting off forces who came against God’s people from the outside, now fights against forces from within which, due to the economic disaster it caused, threaten to undo the progress on the wall. What is the solution? What will he do? The lesson is so appropriate for us, so relevant at this very time in our own nation’s history it’s a must read.
READ: Nehemiah 5
READ the MESSAGE: Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You