In a world of opposition to the gospel and biblical principles, it is important that we go beyond what is expected to make a ‘highway’ for preaching and communication of the Good News. As Jesus was preaching on the mount, he laid out principles that were very contrary to the religious and cultural thinking of that day. They still are!
“But I say to you, do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles” (Matthew 5:39–41).
This is not popular in a day of ‘me-ism’ and doing the bare minimum. The intent of the gospel was to express the heart of God and go far beyond what mankind deserved and “show [His] love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). There was nothing in us worthy of God’s love. That is a major point of the gospel. NO ONE IS WORTHY! Because Jesus removed the guilt of sin for those who believed, God provided forgiveness and new life – eternal life in Christ and He has made us worthy.
We saw yesterday that Paul became a servant to all in order to save some. He was following the example of Jesus, who became a servant to the whole human race so that “as many as were appointed to eternal life believed” (Acts 13:48).
Do we have a ‘mission mind’ based on the example ofJesus to go the extra mile so someone might hear the gospel and be saved? (See Philippians 2:5-8).
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