What does it really mean to turn the other cheek.

“But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Matt 5:39

To slap someone’s cheek was done to insult and disrespect a person.

The point Jesus is making, it doesn’t matter how much someone insults or disrespects us because it doesn’t change who we are in Christ. So we can simply “turn the other cheek.” Insults and disrespect say more about those who do It.

Jesus was stripped naked, beaten, scorned, mocked, and crucified,
But it didn’t change who He was and still is.

“And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.

If someone decides to take legal action against us, Jesus instructs us to not only give them our coat, but our cloak as well. The Point, Jesus has already paid our debt to sin. The law of Sin and death has lost all legal right and power over us, and no one can’t take away our salvation in Christ. We can easily give up material things because those thing are meaningless, in comparison.

Finally, “And whoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two.”

This world may take us in directions and to place we never wished to go. However, In Christ, every road eventually lead us back home, to Him.

Our lives our hidden in Christ, and nothing can change who we are in Him. No one can separate us from the Love of God or snatch us from His hand. The world at best can only distract us from the truth, but God is faithful. He will always lead us back to himself.

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