Matthew 5:38 “Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ 39 Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. 40 If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. 41 And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. 42 No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously
Those are fighting words if I’ve ever heard them. If someone does you wrong and you know full well it was there intention. If you’re anything like me, you involuntarily begin to plot their demise. Admittedly, I need lots and lots of God’s help in this area. I worked for the “mother of Satan” atleast that’s what my wife called her, for about five years. I really felt like I was in hell. I pretty much went in the door fighting and I left out the door fighting. One of the things I regret was not being at a place where I could live generously. I found it impossible to be treated unfairly and without regard and turn around and bless the perpetrator of these personal crimes. I would wonder if God knew what I would be going through when he said such an outlandish thing. Of course He did and I simply need to continue to learn so much more, so I remain at his feet to learn. He came to serve and not to be served and in turn He expects the same from us.