EXERCISE #17 – Matthew 5:38-42 ~ Extra Distance
Memory verses: Matthew 5:38-42

1. Where did the “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” law come from? Summarize what is taught in: Exodus 21:23-25, Leviticus 24:17-22, and Deuteronomy 19:15-21.

2. According to Mark 12:28-34 and Romans 13:8-10, what is the basis of the law?

3. Read the whole chapter of 1 Corinthians 13. What do verses 4-7 say about love?

4. Living in a sinful world, we will have times of being treated unjustly. In both the law and the gospels, we are forbidden to recompense evil for evil. To take private revenge is prohibited. Read Proverbs 20:22.

Read how both the Old and New Testaments give the same principle in Proverbs 25:21- 22 and Romans 12:20. The law of love is expounded here. Its obvious meaning is: seize the moment of distress to show kindness to the one who hates you.

Pause and think about your life.... In what areas do you get your own revenge?

Ask the Lord to give you creative ways to show kindness to those who annoy or hurt you.

5. Our possessions are the Lord’s. We are to give or lend them with love and discretion. From the following Scriptures, write the rules or truths you find about this subject.
Luke 6:30-34 —
2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 —
Proverbs 3:27
2 Corinthians 8:13-14 —
Ephesians 4:28
1 John 3:17

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