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  • Derrick on Matthew 10:5
    I want to know why in Matt.7:12 when jesus was talking about do unto others as you would want them to do unto you and then over in 1Pet.3:9 it talking about rendering evil for evil can i have some help with understanding why was the both was said
  • 1 Peter 3 - in Reply on Matthew 10:5
    Sometimes you just have to read it slower to pick up the meaning.

    1 Peter 3

    8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

    9 NOT rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

    10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him REFRAIN his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

    11 Let him eschew (avoid) evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue (follow) it.

    12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

    Mishael: there's no controversy to what you read. I read Genesis and Revelation at a snails pace. Genesis sometimes jumps forward; sometimes it adds more information, or points backward.

    It helps tremendously to get a Bible with Center of Each Page, Reference Columns.

    (See the abc notes?). It adds more info; or it fast forwards to fulfillment; or it will point to a prophesy about Jesus, etc.

    Before too long, you'll be teaching. I always ask the Holy Spirit to show me what I am reading.

    Like, if you're reading about Cain; it helps to read all the way through to his death and a little past that. Read the reference columns too as you move along.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 10:5
    In Matthew 7:12, Jesus was stating the type of behaviour that we should show to others: a behaviour that is gentle, kind, understanding, without hatred, without jealousy. If we expect others to have this type of attitude towards us, then we must also show them the same. We can't expect graciousness from others if we are not prepared to show them likewise.

    Then in 1 Peter 3:9, Peter says the same thing about our attitude, except that if someone does evil to us (with lies, anger, hurt, etc.) instead of good, then we don't repay with evil to them. So the message from both the Matthew & 1 Peter passages tells us that whatever comes our way from others, whether good or bad, our response must always be good & above reproach to them, as those that profess godliness.


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