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Your Day In Court (Impossible #2)

And if anyone wants to sue you, and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. (Matt 5:40 NASB)

Let me point out the obvious (maybe)

Jesus does not limit who might be doing the suing.

  • Friend
  • Family
  • Enemy
  • Employer
  • Employee
  • Neighbor
  • Church acquaintance
  • Pastor

Jesus does not tell us whether you are guilty or innocent.

He does not even say you have to lose the case.

This is a different kind of love – don’t you think?

Thanks for reading today.

Hey – come back Monday and check out Impossible #3

Ben

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0 thoughts on “Your Day In Court (Impossible #2)

  1. Larry Carroll

    This reminds me of Luke 6:38:
    "Give and it shall/will be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together...". In short, given to you abundantly.
    So, I know I'm reading into this a bit, but better to give "it" than to lose "it" in court. There is no faith in losing "it" (whatever it is) in court.

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  2. closefamilies

    I like Larry's comment. I was also thinking after the post about turning the other cheek, etc, that surely God doesn't want his people who are righteous and good to be taken advantage of. Surely He will protect us, as He protected many others in the Bible. But those that God protected, they went through rough times first, where their faith was tested but they held fast to the Lord and were blessed in the end. If we give to those that want to take from us, we shall receive what we need in return. It's all about having faith.

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    1. Ben Nelson

      I struggle with that same tension - how to be a Christian, not a doormat - Jesus was anything but a doormat - but much of it had to do with others rights - like the woman caught in adultery. He would protect her, and then exhort her, but in His own defense, He didn't open His mouth. Well said!

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  3. sueannporter1

    ok, riddle me this. I am taking my EX to court for non-payment of child support. Scripturally, he should be taking care of his family (which he doesn't and never did.) Am I supposed to turn the other cheek and not get the money (100% of which goes to my son>)

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