Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right
We learn from an early age, that we are not to return a wrong for a wrong.
In other words, just because someone does something bad to us doesn’t mean we do something bad back. We refer to this as “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
With this in mind we review a familiar passage of scripture and read of a Samaritan town doing a wrong to Christ by not receiving Him. Upon recognizing this wrong a couple of the disciples want to call down fire from heaven. This would be the second wrong.
By looking at other scriptures we come to understand why the Samaritans did not receive Christ. This is the root cause of the first wrong. Next we review the historical event of fire from heaven and how this incident, for which Jesus Christ corrects the two disciples, is different.
In the end we are reminded that “two wrongs don’t make a right.”