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Matthew 5:38-42 Just you wait!

Sep 17, 2017

Passage: Matthew 5:38-42

Preacher: Mike Churchill

Series: Mark

Category: Theology, Expository

Summary:

 This teaching in the Sermon on the Mount is for kingdom believers- Christians only!                     Not for nations, governments, States or municipalities.

Detail:

Sermon on the Mount 5:38-42 - Just you wait!

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’  ‎39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.  ‎40 And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.  ‎41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.  ‎42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

  1.    Introduction
  2.  “An eye for an eye and a tooh for a tooth”  Our Lord’s 5th illustration of Moral Law.
  3.  Found In Exodus 21:24; Lewviticus 24:20 and Deuteronomy 19:21
  4.      Part of Israel’s judicial system - not for personal retaliation
  5.  This teaching in the Sermon on the Mount is for kingdom believers- Christians only!                     Not for nations, governments, States or municipalities.
  6.   You have heard  vs. 38
  7.  Jesus made no alteration to the true meaning in His statement - He will expand on it!
  8.  Natural tendency of man to hit back - retaliation - This is what Pharisees were doing.
  9.      They took this Old Testament law out of context and out of the judicial hands                     and made it a personal right and duty to take revenge and to retaliate

III. But I say unto you vs. 39-42

  1. A.  Do Not Resist the one who is evil
  2.  Be careful of our understanding and interpretation of this verse portion.
  3.      Context tells us this is about Believers - Kingdom citizens
  4.      This teaching applies to them only and their personal relationships/reaction
  5.  But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also
  6.  Put away the spirit of retaliation and revenge against us personally
  7.      Turn away from our natural tendency to insist upon our own rights
  8.  This does not mean that we are not to defend our wives, family, others- we have God-                    given responsibility to protect our family and others Psalm 82:3-4, 1 Tim.5:8
  9.  And if anyone sue you & take your tunic -let him have your cloak as well vs 40
  10.  Our Lord is concerned about our legal rights - do we need to insist on them- No!
  11.      This is personal but when law is broken, ignored and manipulated then Yes!
  12. And if anyone forces you to go a mile. Go with him two miles vs 41
  13.  Deal with our right to time and being inconvenienced
  14. E.  Give to the 1 who begs from you and do not refuse the 1 who would borrow from you.
  15.  We are not to say, “what is mine is mine and cannot be used for anyone else”

                1 John 3:17-18

IV  Application and Considerations

  1.  Scripture talking about a redeemed person here, not a natural or secular person
  2.  What is the view of ourselves - need to understand self - not very gracious or pretty
  3.  We have died to self
  4.  We are alive to Christ Jesus