Week 4: Day 7 - Saturday (January 26, 2019)
1) Read Matthew 5: 38-48
Law of retaliation
38 “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. (Exod 21:24; Lev 24:20; Deut 19:21) 39 But I say to you that you must not oppose those who want to hurt you. If people slap you on your right cheek, you must turn the left cheek to them as well. 40 When they wish to haul you to court and take your shirt, let them have your coat too. 41 When they force you to go one mile, go with them two. 42 Give to those who ask, and don’t refuse those who wish to borrow from you.
Law of love
43 “You have heard that it was said, You must love your neighbor (Lev 19:18) and hate your enemy. 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you 45 so that you will be acting as children of your Father who is in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both the evil and the good and sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward do you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Therefore, just as your heavenly Father is complete in showing love to everyone, so also you must be complete.
2) Look up OT references from today's reading: Exodus 21:24, Leviticus 24:20, Deuteronomy 19:21, Leviticus 19:18
3) Post below: What is God saying to you today? How do you see 43- 48 walked out today? Other comments or questions?