Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 1 Luke 6:17-49 Basic instructions for life

The rest of this chapter contains nearly everything we need to know to live our lives how God wants us too. Unfortunately so much of it gets perverted or manipulated by people with different agendas. Although Jesus pronounces a woe on the rich, not all rich are evil. Turning the other cheek doesn't mean to allow someone to walk all over you, there are other places when Jesus says one should be prepared to defend oneself. The section on Judging others doesn't mean to judge between what is right or wrong, the word originally meant to condemn. The judgment of right and wrong is God's place and He already specified what is right. We've politicized sins today, it's still acceptable to tell a thief that what they're doing is wrong but in other areas we're not supposed to "judge". The bottom line is to not worry so much about how others live, we all have enough work just keeping ourselves right.

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