Matthew 05p – Stop Getting Even

We live in a society that accepts and encourages revenge, but Jesus give us a better way to live.

Exodus 21:22-25

Leviticus 24:17-20

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

Leviticus 19:18

Proverbs 20:22

John 18:19-23

Exodus 22:26-27

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12

Matthew 5:38-42 MSG Version
38“Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ 39 Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. 40 If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, gift wrap your best coat and make a present of it. 41 And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life.  42 No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.

 

1 Peter 2:22-23

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