BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY
Friday, October 18, 2019
AN EYE FOR AN EYE
You have heard that is was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."
When a woman in Ohio pepper sprayed a relative, a judge gave the assailant a chance of two options, be pepper sprayed herself by her victim ("an eye for an eye"0 or spend 30 days in jail. The assailant chose the former--to be pepper sprayed by her victim in the courtroom. Without the assailant's knowledge, the judge substituted a harmless saline solution for the pepper spray so as not to cause harm. But the fear factor--and the "eye for an eye" factor--remained.
When the Israelite statute of an "eye for an eye" was instituted, the purpose was not to inflict judgment but to protect against overly harsh retaliation. A victim was allowed judgment no greater than his own loss. But Jesus added a kingdom dimension to the statute, saying that retaliation or punishment was not even necessary. Instead, the injured or offended person should "turn the other cheek" give more than is taken, and walk the extra mile.
If you have been wronged tor offended, leave retaliation to God. Live at peace with all en, overcome evil with good.
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