Matthew 5:38-42 – An Eye For An Eye

The Old Testament sets a standard of equitable retribution. It is clear from the Old Testament that the need to be fair when judging the sins of those who break our trust need judgement. The rule was for justice rather than revenge. The law serves as a safeguard for all humanity to flourish and prosper.The point of this diatribe of Christ is to show us how we must die to ourselves.