The Golden Rule: All or Nothing

All Or NothingMatthew 7:12 is a tremendously powerful verse, it stirs up courage, mixes it with love and promises to deliver results that we as mere mortals can barely imagine if we can imagine at all.

The verse reads “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”  And it is in “what you would have them do to you” that really stirs a person. What do we expect from others?  In the ideal world it would be their all or nothing.

Luke 21:1-4 demonstrates just how easy it is to give everything knowing full well it is all you have yet applying the Golden Rule.  Read this “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

This poor widow had a choice; she could give all or nothing. She would expect others to do for her as she does for them. Sadly it may well have gone unnoticed for many years but she perhaps, although we know very little about this woman, gave because it was what she expected others to do for her and it was the right thing to do.

Over many years of giving her all she eventually received her reward, for her it was an eternal reward but she did nonetheless receive it. This is the same in the modern age, athletes, businessmen, fire-fighters, parents, school children, they all give their all. They can all see a reward of some kind but at the heart of it they know that they would expect anyone else to give their all to them if not now but sometime soon. Giving ones all has to be the choice if happiness, success and reward are truly to be found in the Golden Rule.

For those who live by The Golden Rule actions are often driven by the heart not the head and thus giving ones all is easy. If the Golden Rule was applied from the head sometimes giving all would seem counterproductive. But remember for Christian followers of the Golden Rule they can give their all because of their faith as 2 Corinthians 5:7 clearly explains “For we live by faith, not by sight”. It is very easy to apply the Golden Rule and gives ones all when it is known God has provided a safety net.

Giving ones all takes effort, for some it is just as hard to give nothing at all, and it is that effort in giving everything that makes the Golden Rule just that bit more amazing. If you know how hard it is for you to give your all you can truly know who your friends and allies are if they too do the same for you.

Christ had the ultimate All or Nothing situation. His dying on the cross left him with that choice; he knew well in advance he would have to give his life to save mankind. How much more than life can one give? Christ had plenty of warning and he could have so easily turned away, ignored the calling and carried making tables and chairs with his father. But no, Christ chose to give it his all and he gave it so that many would be saved.  Would you go this far for someone?

It is always a special feeling when someone has given their all, sometimes even more than you know, to deliver something, make something or arrange something. Somewhere in the giving the person on the receiving end will be and will remain eternally grateful, almost to the point where it cannot be repaid. There is a secret code that exists in this kind of giving and receiving that only someone who understand Matthew 7:12 can appreciate, no words need to be exchanged, maybe just a hug but the secret code says thank you beyond thank you.

The Noble Mint allows this kind of giving and receiving to happen. Giving something to someone that has meaning and shows you are giving a great deal more than average is what the Noble Mint facilitates. Fractional Gold Bullion, the giving of small amounts of pure Gold and other precious metals creates the perfect platform for giving your all to someone.

Not just a normal business card but a gold laced business card that shows this is the ultimate business card that can be given, book marks that say more than just “well done”  and gold coins that speak words of love and affection that cannot be spoken. The Noble Mint gives its all to enable you to give something of tremendous value, not so much financial but emotional and from the heart, that really shows you care.

Christ Gave AllGiving the gift of fractional gold bullion does not boast but is a very real way of demonstrating that you will go all the way and give all you have for someone in business, life and love.  Precious metals speak their own special language, the gifts and practical items from the Noble Mint have special meaning for those who know how to apply the Gold Rule.  When you give a gift from the Noble Mint you give your all.

Remember how much Christ gave for you when he went to the cross, he gave his all and paid the ultimate price so that we may live and have eternal life. Next time you give, give with thanks and gratitude and give your all or nothing at all.

 

Matt Newnham is a Christian, Writer and Speaker. He is a single father and lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Matt is passionate about life and success and his ability to touch the heart of readers has earned him the title “The Master of Emotional Appeal” Follow Matt on Twitter @MattNewnhamZA and on his Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/mattwjnewnham

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