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Text:  Matthew 5:38-48

We must not be revengeful (v. 39) and yet this does not repeal the law of self-preservation, and the care we are to take of our families; we may avoid evil, and may resist it, so far as is necessary to our own security; but we must not render evil for evil, must not bear a grudge, nor avenge ourselves, nor study to be even with those that have treated us unkindly, but we must go beyond them by forgiving them, [1]

(Proverbs 20:22) “Do not say, “I will recompense evil”; Wait for the Lord, and He will save you.”

[1] Henry, M. (1994). Matthew Henry’s commentary on the whole Bible: complete and unabridged in one volume (p. 1634). Peabody: Hendrickson.

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