Breaking The Cycle Of Retaliation

Breaking the Cycle of lex talionis (The Law of Retaliation)

““You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ “But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” (Matthew 5:38–39, NASB95)

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind” Mahatma Gandi


Instead Of Complaining, Watch And See

But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. “The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.” Exodus 14:13-14


Ponder These Things

In Philippians 4:4, the Apostle Paul gives us the command to celebrate God all day, every day. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” In verse 6, Paul tells us to turn our fears, worries, and anxiety into prayers. “ . . . let your requests be made known to God.” The wonderful promise in verse 7 is that the peace of God that is beyond understanding will protect our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!


Your Will Be Done

“‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10, NASB95)

CS Lewis once said, “There are only two kinds of people in the end; those who say to GOD ‘Thy will be done’ and those to whom GOD says, in the end, ‘thy will be done.’”


Recount What God Did!

Psalms 9:1 “I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.”