“Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two” (Matthew 5:41).
A Roman soldier could require any non-Roman to carry his armor for one mile if compelled to do so. While unfair, abusive, and racially discriminatory, it was nonetheless the law. Going the extra mile bears testimony to a greater compulsion…the desire to serve God and not man. Someone has well said, “The first mile renders unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar, while the second mile renders unto God what belongs to God.”