RED LETTER TIME.* Can we really live according to Matthew 5:40?
“And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
Surely that doesn’t mean to loan to a person you do not trust! If I don’t trust him, surely I would be relying a lot on the Lord. Yes, I guess that is who I should be relying on. A major point to this lesson.
Makes me think of Proverbs 19:17 about he who giveth to the poor, lendeth to the Lord.
I believe I’ll look up some scripture about being a good steward. I know there is more to this than just giving it away. Must surely be a proverb that tells me to be wise and keep my assets! 😀 Actually there are scriptures about acquiring assets, but I don’t think there are any about “storing them up.”
This might be a good time to consider the issue of capitalism and socialism. In a nutshell I believe that capitalism is the only way one can acquire enough goods to be able to lend/share/give away.
Anyone going to help me out of my “red letter” quandary?
RED LETTER TIME – Scriptures from Jesus’ words – some tough stuff!