Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Resist Evil

Matthew 5:38-42 KJV
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Our human nature (and the world) says that if someone hurts us, they deserve to be hurt the same way, but christ is all about love. We are not to seek revenge, but show love. We don't strike back, we give more than what they are asking, and we don't turn away someone in need.

Is it easy to live this way?


Our fleshly desire is to say that it is our right to be angry and to fight back, but as Christians, we are called to love. We can resist evil with love.

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