Eye For An Eye
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
There is no doubt we are living in an “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” world. Conflicts around the world abound. It's so natural for us all to want to “get even” when we feel we have been wronged. To understand this passage as instruction to roll over when we have been mistreated is to miss the point.
To be sure, there are times when one needs to stand up for the right. But in a different context, it would seem that the biggest picture teaches us to be humble and gracious as much as possible.
It may be that someone will snap at you today. Rather than striking back with sharp words, or harboring resentment through the day, respond with kindness. It will both surprise and confuse them! (Maybe you too!)