North Central District
The Resources of God
All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets. Matt. 7:12
Note particularly the word "therefore." Jesus, the world's supreme authority on our relationship to God, speaking out of His own marvelous experience with Him, has just declared that the resources of God are available for those who seek them. Nine times He emphasizes this fact. Count them: (1) "Ask, and it shall be given to you"; (2) seek, and ye shall find"; (3) "knock, and it shall be opened unto you"; (4) "every one that asketh receiveth"; (5) "he that seeketh findeth"; (6) "to him that knocketh it shall be opened"; (7) "what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone"; (8) "or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent?" (9) "How much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" Therefore! since the resources of God are available to those who really seek them, since you have God to help you, you can live a godly life. Therefore, do unto others whatsoever you would that they should do unto you. The Golden Rule is possible through fellowship with God.
O GOD, our Father, grant that we may live in intimate fellowship with Thee today and so have the desire and the strength to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. In Christ's name we ask it. Amen.
Dr. Rick Lanford
The North Central District of The UMC
735 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31204
P.O. Box 18169, Macon, GA 31209
Phone: (478) 254-6023