Command of Christ - Go The Second Mile
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye,
and a tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil:
but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat,
let him have thy cloak also.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us,
leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we,
being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
(1 Peter 2:21-24)
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,
when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
Developing Character -
Deference vs. Offensiveness
Deferrence is putting the welfare of others ahead of our own pleasures.