day 2920: Precepts

“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven”

Our businesses are filled with precepts.  Many are unwritten rules, but they are forcefully there and if we don’t learn them, we fail. And, many of them are also even unspoken. The definition of a precept:  “A general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought.”  So, how do we learn what these precepts are if no one tells us what they are?  Well, they should be obvious, but since they are not, we have to seek out others to find them, and once we know them, we owe it to others to pass them forward.  The loss of one person because they broke a precept and never knew it, is a real shame.

Jesus was so awesome at shining the light on the precepts of the day and then flipping them all around to the astonishment of those who thought they were in charge of the law.  He then restated, openly, the new precepts so that all who sought to understand, could.  And His words are as true today as they were when He first spoke them.  So, if we are trying to figure out what to do and not to do, look no further than the precepts of Jesus.

Reference: Matthew 5:43-44 (New Living Translation)


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