Our Verse of the Day for Sunday, May 24th, 2015 is Matthew 5:14
"Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two."
The Second Mile
The phrase going the second mile goes back to first-century Palestine. Each mile had a stone marker that pointed to directions that determined the distance to the next town as well as to Rome, hence the common phrase "all roads lead to Rome." Roman soldiers could compel a subject to carry a load for only one mile. Jesus said at the Sermon on the Mount, "Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two." Jesus called upon His hearers to do what was required of them--and then some.
THERE IS A MANDATED MILE MOTIVATED BY LAW -- Many of us want to enjoy the extras of the second mile, but we don't want to deal with the requirements of the first mile (which is required).
THERE IS A MIRACLE MILE MOTIVATED BY LOVE -- This second mile has a way of brightening our own road. This second mile is motivated by the love of Christ. It only takes one second miler in a home to change the entire environment.
What ways can you go the second mile this week?
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