Must Do Good

  We can summarize our obligations to others in the words of our Lord recorded in Matthew 7: 12 and Luke 6: 31. "As ye would that men should do unto you, do ye also to them likewise." This is often called the Golden Rule because of the great value of this principle regarding human behavior one toward another.

  Notice that this teaching is positive. It is not just something that should not be done, but something that is to be done. Negatives are included in the doctrine of Christ and must be preached. But this teaching is positive.

  We are not obliged just to not do harm. To refrain from evil is good as far as it goes, but this teaching enjoins upon us the doing of good as well as refraining from evil.