Daily Devotion – March 24, 2017

Matthew 5:38-39

Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

 

The Old Testament Law said, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. This was both a command to punish and a limitation on punishment – the penalty must not exceed the crime. The Bible tells us that our responsibility is not to retaliate because the authority for punishment is vested in the government.

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