|TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH|
In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus moves away from the Ten Commandments themselves and deals with a secondary law, the law of retaliation. It is necessary, at this point, to understand the structure of the Torah or the Law. The Law is primarily composed of the Ten Commandments. The secondary laws or ordinances apply the Ten Commandments to specific areas or cases. The law of retaliation, which Jesus addresses, is part of those ordinances that apply the Ten Commandments to daily life. As Jesus addresses the law of retaliation, He discusses the issues of retaliation, resistance, and the Kingdom citizen.