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Turn the Other Cheek

Turn the Other Cheek

"But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil." Matthew 5:38; Story of injustice done to Dan's father and how he would not fight the issue. This was an Illustration of turning the other cheek; going the extra mile.

Traditional Teaching (Matthew 5:38} An eye for and eye was initially intended for national relationships, but it had became personal. Individuals would quickly invoke a revenge attitude. When someone comes at you do not comeback with are resistance. When you retaliate, you become part of the cycle that is hard to escape, leading to death.

Vicious Cycle (Matthew 5:39; Thessalonians 5:15) Always seek to do good to one another and to all. Discussions about turning the other cheek when slapped, walking the extra mile and giving to beggars. We are to be the kind of persons who repays evil with good, to give a food sermon for the evil ones. Paul commented on when the first will be last and the last will be first.

Transforming Initiative (Matthew 5:39-42) The ones who w