It’s Monday night, and time for another installment of Don’s great study of the Sermon on the Mount. Blessings and enjoy!
Sitting at the Feet of Yeshua
We continue our quest to explore what I have been calling the Eternal Torah. We’ve looked at Yeshua’s teaching on murder, adultery, divorce, and taking of oaths. In this post, will begin to take a closer look at what Yeshua himself says about the fifth of six important topics contained in the Torah ~ retaliation & giving.
“You have heard that our fathers were told, ‘Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you not to stand up against someone who does you wrong. On the contrary, if someone hits you on the right cheek, let him hit you on the left cheek too! If someone wants to sue you for your shirt, let him have your coat as well! And if a soldier forces you to carry his pack for one mile, carry it for two! When someone asks you for something, give it to him; when someone wants to borrow something from you, lend it to him.” (Matthew 5:38-42)
Now this is certainly a passage that has had some really bizarre interpretations in the past. To properly understand what Yeshua is teaching to us in this passage, we really need to understand the context of the Jewish culture of the time……read the rest of the post here:The Eternal Torah ~ Part 7