Sunday: February 23, 2020
Reference: Matthew 5:38-48
Matthew 5:38,39 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you,
I have noticed with my students that when their foundations are firm in specific topics, more complex content are easier to understand. A typical example is how knowledge of quadratic factorisation makes a world of difference to the study of algebraic fractions. Thus, there is normally some preparatory work recommended before lessons because fore-knowledge often enhances what one gains from a subject.
Unless you fall into the category of people who have heard, Jesus’ words may sound inapplicable for it was built on fore-knowledge. Gaining knowledge may sometimes seem like quite a bit of a hustle, but in the long run, it will save us a lot of time. Jesus drew on an expected knowledge of the past to establish a new preference and to those who ‘had heard’, that new standard certainly meant more.
You may not know when and where but don’t run away from gaining knowledge for it will serve you well in time to come.