Turn Over Your Cloak and Tunic

“And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” – Matthew 5:40 Yesterday we talked about what it meant in the time of Jesus to turn the other cheek and what that teaches us about how to stand against insults without retaliating. Today, we’re going to look at the second example the Lord gives us in the Sermon on the Mount, this one dealing with how we handle those who steal from us. I hate to say it, but in Jesus’ time, men didn’t really have underwear. Instead, they wore two basic pieces of clothing — a tunic and a cloak. The tunic was the undergarment. Think of it like a man mumu, kind of a big, white sheet that went around their bodies to keep their outer garments from getting soiled. Then they had their cloaks that went over their tunics,

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