Go the extra mile to pursue peace.
- Don’t make it your job to be everyone’s judge. (Matthew 5:38-39)
- Go the extra mile when:
3. Peace brings healing to the relationship.
Matthew 5:38-42 New International Version (NIV)
Eye for Eye
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 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. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
- Matthew 5:38 Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21
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