This message reminds us that Christ wants us to emphasize giving vis-a-vis taking. The Lex Talionis (Exodus 21:18-36, Leviticus 24:17-21 and Deuteronomy 19:15-21) said 'Don't take too much". But Jesus' message (Luke 6:27-29) was "Don't give too little".
Eye For An Eye, Sermon On The Mount, Turn The Other Cheek, Tooth For A Tooth, Lex Talionis
It's one game board, but two games. Checkers and Chess are not only played differently, but they illustrate for me the difference between how the world deals with conflict and how God would have us do so. Do you know the difference?
Hurt, Love, Wrath, Mad, Enemy, Egypt, Conflict, Revenge, Pray, Hate, Neighbor, Justice, Fight, Iraq, Confrontation, Championship, Eye For An Eye, Ur, Cassius Clay, Getting Even, Enemies, Missionaries, Checkers, Decimate, Tooth For A Tooth, Chessboard, Bulldozer, Washington State, Chess, Dodge Ball, Walk Away, Garrison Keillor, Checkerboard, Pound Of Flesh, Strike Out, Mesopotamia, Left Hook, Covington
Christian/Church Of Christ