Matthew Chapter 5:41-48


Matthew 5:41. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

If you can do him any service, do it cheerfully, do it readily. Do what he wants of you.

Matthew 5:42. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

This is the spirit of the Christian — to live with the view of doing service.

Matthew 5:43-46. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?

You have done what anybody would do.

Matthew 5:46-48. Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Rise out of ordinary manhood. Get beyond what others might expect of you. Have a high standard. "Be ye, therefore, perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

This exposition consisted of readings from Matthew 5:41-48; Matthew 6:1-8




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