I’ve Got a Bible…Now What? Day 6

Read Matthew 5:38-48

NIV Translation

ESV Translation

Genre: Gospel

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.

Matthew 5:39 (ESV)

What is important about this passage?

These are Jesus’ instructions. Christians are supposed to react in these ways when faced with evil or opposition. Instead of retaliating, he says to “go the extra mile”.

 

Read Matthew 6:1-15

NIV Translation

ESV Translation

Genre: Gospel

Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.’

Matthew 6:9 (ESV)

What is important about this passage?

This passage reminds Christians not to do their good deeds in order to be praised by other people. It also contains the Lord’s Prayer and Jesus’ instructions about prayer. He says that we do not need to “babble” or use “many words”. We also shouldn’t pray in public with the intention of impressing others.

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