Episode 37 - RETALIATION

Show Notes:

  • The Natural Excitement of VENGEANCE
  • 3 passages with the language of "Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth"
    • Exodus 21:12-25 - personal injury
    • Leviticus 24:17-20 - murder
    • Deuteronomy 19:14-21 - property disputes
    • None of these condone personal retaliation
  • Other relevant passages:
    • Leviticus 19:18  - Love instead of vengeance
    • Deuteronomy 32:35 - Leave vengeance to God
    • Romans 13 - governing authorities have right to use "the sword" in retributive justice...not a license for individuals to do so
  • 4 Scenarios in Matthew 5:38-42
    • The slap
    • The lawsuit
    • The forced service
    • The lending
  • How Jesus models each of the scenarios
  • Romans 12:17-21 - overcoming evil with good