Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gospels - Instruction

Sentence completion:
 
1. "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and...' '
 
2. Jesus said ,  "Whoever slaps you on your right cheek..."
 
3. Jesus said, "Whoever compels you to go one mile..."
 
 
1. "A tooth for a tooth" (Matt. 5:38). Mosaic legislation had a certain uncompromising return of the crime upon the head of the offender. Jesus  did not want anyone to interpret this as meaning that a spirit of retaliation and revenge is what the Law was about.
 
2. "Turn the other to him also" (Matt. 5:39). Jesus  contrasted this to the attitude of "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" (v. 38).
 
3. "Go with him two"  (Matt. 5:41).  Paul captured  the spirit of this advice in the statement, "Do  not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Rom. 12:21).

1 comment:

Blackberry Lane said...

Great verses tonight. Wishing you both a restful night and a blessed Sunday.