Eye for an Eye

I saw a similar bumper sticker this morning…This is Old Testament law…

23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. ~Ex. 21:23-25

The New Testament says…

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. ~Mt. 5:38-39

Not only physically and verbally, but also in spirit. If someone or something frustrates us, we shouldn’t fly off the handle about it or get defensive. Many things are inconvenient in life, and we just have to deal with it. It’s usually not worth getting all worked up over every little thing that doesn’t go our way – or the way we think they should go, or how fast we think they should go.

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