The 4th grade boys Faith Factory class on Wed nights wants to know why Jesus says to "turn the other cheek" when someone strikes you on one cheek. What does this mean for how we are supposed to handle day-to-day conflicts (e.g., someone "talking smack" during Wed. night service)?
They have to expect that people will persecute us for our belief in Jesus. Those are the people we are to pray for. That's mostly what Jesus is referring to there. The easy way is to get mad and fight back, but God's way is to just walk away from troublemakers. However, we are not to just be doormats and allow others to walk all over us. So we need to be wise and determine whether or not someone is just trying to get a rise out of us or are truly threatening our wellbeing.
Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 5:37 PM CDT