May 25: Don’t Fight Back!

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:38-41

“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!” (Matthew 5:38-41)

The Law of Love is completely different from the laws of the land. God’s people must never react to hatred and anger with a spirit of retaliation and revenge.

Even if you suffer at the hand of another person, you must never allow your pride to make you “stick up for yourself.”

If someone slaps your face in anger, and you turn him the other cheek, you will disarm him.

If you are sued at the court of law, give what your enemy is demanding of you, and more. You will be surprised how your adversary will be shocked, and be made to feel small and cheap. If someone forces you to carry his load of work, or to stretch yourself, be willing to do it without complaining.

Wear your enemy down by being more generous, more kind and more loving and more helpful than he is.

This is the way to overcome evil.

You will find many demonic attacks coming against you, but your prayers will be more powerful if you will fight your battles My way.

You will overcome the evil one by love — genuine love. Try it!

 

 

From the Heart of Jesus by Gwen Shaw
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