You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.''
But I tell you not to resist him who is evil; rather whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.
To resist by claiming an eye for an eye means that you are releasing your temper. Here the Lord is saying that we cannot satisfy our temper. Instead of releasing the “gopher” of our temper, we must kill it. Do not deal with the one making a claim upon you; deal with your temper. The problem is not your opponent; it is your temper. The Lord allows someone to claim your tunic as a test to expose where you are, to prove that the “gopher” of your temper is still lurking within you. We are a spiritual people, even the kingdom people, but our temper is still hidden within us and needs to be exposed. Those who make claims of you expose this little “gopher.” Do not blame the one making a claim—the Lord has sent him—but kill the “gopher” of your temper.