Bible Study Lessons --
angry I could ..." Has this thought ever
entered your mind?
Of course, we've all felt
toward another person
but most times we don't act out our feelings.
When angered, the phrase
the Bible ; "Eye for
an eye" is used frequently.
from Matthew's writings
portrays what Jesus says about anger and
Jesus Says about Revenge
"You have heard that
it was said, An eye for an eye, and a
tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you, do not
resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on
your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
If anyone wants to sue you
and take your shirt, let him have your coat
Whoever forces you to go
one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of
you, and do not turn away from him who wants to
borrow from you." -
Teaches about Retaliation
Is Jesus saying that
should be weak people to be taken advantage of at
every turn? Not at all. He is simply stating facts
about our nature as human beings.
When we are wronged, we
become angry. Often our first reaction is to get
Instead Jesus said we should
do good to those who wrong us - He did!
As the bracelet worn by many
younger Christians in the '90s read; "WWJD" or
" What would Jesus Do?" so should we still
ask that question.
What would Jesus do in these
The Scripture tells us very
plainly what Jesus did when He was wronged
... He forgave!
If we are to be followers of
Christ, He has set forth specific instructions for
us to follow.
These instructions do not
include getting in the last word or hating those
who have wronged us.
Our desire should not be to
keep score, but to love and forgive just as Christ
As humans, it is not natural
for us to behave this way -- it is supernatural.
Only God can give us the
strength to love as He commands.
Instead of planning
vengeance, pray for those who hurt you.
Your life will be richer for
it and the person who harmed you might see a
different side to society - and
Love in Christ
f you would like to know
more about the love and life-changing experience of
Jesus Christ, please take
just a quick moment to read John
Read Today's Verses
American Standard Bible
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Verses and lessons about retaliation and
getting even with others are from New American
Standard Bible & New King James Version -
Lessons from Life Application Study Bible: NIV -
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