Good morning all! I’m not at my computer today but it doesn’t mean I can’t share a quick word.
I’m sitting here waiting on my sister (who’s having gallbladder surgery today) and in my waiting I’m reading. On next week I’ll be teaching VBS at my cousin’s church so I’m sitting here studying up. I’m teaching on Matthew 13 but I like to dig deep in this thang and in my reading I stopped at this particular passage and baby it went all over me! Matthew 5:38-42 says this, “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.”
Say what now? Ok God, I’m standing face to face with evil, hateful, angry folk; folk who constantly pick at me and I ain’t done nothing, folk who lie on me and I ain’t said nothing, folk who scandalize my name and I ain’t did nothing but helped them and you want me to just stand here and deal with, be okay and take it? God says YES! See, God says bear that which is given to you because I’ll fight your battle. God says let them take what is yours, I’ll give you back double for your trouble. God says if they ask you to go one mile, go an extra one out of love because you are supposed to love your enemies! My Lord! God says take what they say, take what they post, take what they whisper and even let them take what they want because I’ll handle it! God says let them put it on Facebook while I favor you! God says let them tell folk while I take you places. God says I got this while you continually walk in my grace! It ain’t your battle so stop trying to fight it!
Be blessed y’all!