Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

The Biblical Second Mile Christian


No doubt, thousands of sermons have been preached on the second mile Christian. This might just be another one of those sermons challenging Christians to live for the glory of the Risen Saviour Jesus Christ. But how many Christians really know how to walk the second mile biblically for Christ? It is the hope of this preacher to bring Christians back to those days of the Roman Empire to appreciate the significance of the commandment from the Lord to go the second mile for His sake. It is by no means easy simply just to walk another mile. It is easy to talk about the second mile but walking the talk is a totally different matter. The real exacting nature of this walk during those days requires serious reflection over such a simple one-verse commandment from the Lord. This command may seem very straightforward but it does not give the Christian the ramification involved with regard to this second mile walk for the Lord.

Obviously, Christians are supposed to obey the Lord in any circumstances over any issue though they may not fully understand the real objective behind any given commandment from the Lord. This second mile commandment though specific for that particular historical setting during the Roman Empire, it does have a universal application for any given age for Christians to obey the Lord in walking the second mile to please the Lord. The question is whether Christians are willing to obey the Lord to walk the talk. So the ball is back in the court of the child of God to do his utmost seeking to walk in a way to please his Master and Saviour Jesus Christ.