Tough Love

I have been having a discussion with a relative about the nature of love as described in the Bible. So I went looking for some illumination. Here is a great post that focuses on Matthew 5:38-42, a passage on the subject of revenge.

What makes this post different? Some people read the Bible at a surface level. That doesn’t work. To understand, we must hear the Word as those who first heard it understood it, and Beejai strives to do just that.

THE RIVER WALK

tough love

But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.If you are sued in court and your coat is taken from you, give your shirt, too.If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. (Matthew 5:39-41)

Read: Genesis 13:5-15:21, Matthew 5:27-48, Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 1:29-33

Relate: “For the rest of the week, you’ve got latrine duty.” The soldier was rightfully confused and angry. Latrine duty was generally reserved as a particularly nasty punishment duty. He could think of a few minor things he had done, but nothing demanding a week. So he questioned his superior. “Multiple witnesses are saying you were taking advantage of the locals.”

“What do you mean? I’ve done nothing.”

“You know the law. One mile. You made some poor sap carry your gear for easily double that.”

“But sir…

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