Christians always try to avoid the “low road” in difficult situations. We try to turn the other cheek. Maybe even look the other way and ignore when someone does us wrong. We try not to seek revenge. We pray that God will help us with our anger.
We think by ignore others that have done us wrong is taking the high road. Is it really though?
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” Matthew 5: 38-40
When we turn our backs on people who have wronged us are we really taking the high road or the middle road?
We all know the low road means to seek revenge or to get even. We often mix up the high road and the middle road.
The middle road means to turn your back on someone who has wronged you. To let them go from your life.
When we look at the verses in Matthew we can see that God never wanted us to turn our backs on anyone. He instead told us to offer more of ourselves to those that take from us. The high road takes a great deal of sacrifice. The high road means you might have to swallow your pride sometimes.
It is difficult to win a battle of pride in the flesh. That is why it is important to fight in the Spirit. Pray for those that have hurt you , stolen from you , offended you , lied about you , or even turn their back from you. When you see these people in need be a helping hand. Be the shoulder they can lean on. Take your emotions out of the situation and use Holy Spirit to guide you. In the end God will always bless those that take the high road.