Turn The Other Cheek


Let’s have a look Shall we……………………………..

To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3 v 1-8

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.”If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also.”Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two.…
Matthew 5 v 39-41

The Jews were getting oppressed by the Romans and the Pharisees and Sadducees played their part now if you smite someone on the right side 90% of people are right-handed. To smite someone’s right cheek it would be a backhander an insult as the Pharisees were fond of doing.Roman soldiers would stop a man and make him carry his armour a mile to Sue Someone is self-explanatory .

” Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 1 Corinthians 6 v 1

“Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; they know what I said.”When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?”Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?”… John 18 v 21-22

And He said to them, “When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?” They said, “No, nothing.” And He said to them,“But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.

Luke 22 35-36

Jesus as all through the Gospels was preparing his disciples for a great work to disciple us

“teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”Matthew 28 v 20

we are sealed until the day of redemption Ephesians 4 v 30 Jesus said When i sent you and he then says BUT NOW…and if people still have problems remind them of…


So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
John 2 v 15

Jesus was meek yes but the portrayal that he never stood up for himself is wrong he even called the Pharisees Vipers on more than one occasion

“You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.Matthew 12 v 34

A peace Maker we are called to be but even the Lord prepared his flock


Caleb Keogh


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