The key phrases Jesus used at the beginning of his ministry will help you improve your life. Read on.
Below are the phrases Jesus used at the beginning of his ministry:
1. “Turn the other cheek”
“You have heard the saying, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, do not revenge to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him also.” (Matthew 5:38-39; cf. Luke 6:29)
2. “Go the extra mile”
“When someone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, give him your cloth also. If anyone requests you go into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. Give to the one who requests from you, and do not resist the one who wants to borrow.” (Matthew 5:40-42)
3. “Judge not, lest you be judged”
“Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.” (Matthew 7:1-2; cf. Luke 6:37)
4. Treat others as you would have them treat you”
“Treat others how you would love them to treat you.” (Matthew 7:12; cf. Luke 6:31)
5. “Wolf in sheep’s clothing”
“Be vigilant against false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but beneath are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)
6. “Love your neighbor as yourself”
“When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them (a scholar of the law) tested him by requesting, ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34, Luke 10:25-28, and Leviticus 19:18)
7. “Live the life that you preach”
“Then Jesus addressed the crowds and to his disciples, expressing, ‘The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach, but they do not do.” (Matthew 23:2-3).
8. “To whom much is given, much is expected”
“Much will be expected of the individual trusted with much, and still more will be expected of the individual trusted with more.” (Luke 12:48).