Commands of Christ: 17

Do not resist evil people who abuse you.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’  But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well.  If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well.  Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. Matthew 5:38-41

This is one of the commands I struggle the most with.  It just seems wrong.  That is evidence that the Lord still has work to do on conforming me to the image of Christ.  It’s a good thing Jesus demonstrated this for us or else He wouldn’t have died on the cross.

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