Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Proverbs 3: 27 niv

In our world, injustice and unfairness abound.

We have an opportunity to help make things right by giving credit where credit is due, by giving praise where praise has been earned, by rewarding good performance when it is within our power to do so, and by giving help to those who deserve it.

I would challenge us to go further and do good even to those who need it though they may not deserve it.

Doing good to the good flows out easily and is easy.

Doing good to the obnoxious, the rude, and the devious challenges.

The “Golden Rule” of Leviticus 19:18 flows from Jewish wisdom and is commonly translated as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

Interestingly the golden written in Chinese as 己所不欲,勿施于人 and translated as“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others”. An English paraphrase would be “do unto other’s as you would want them to do unto you” is attributed to Confucius.

Whatever the source, the principle and the challenge remains.

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