Think of Others Before Yourself

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. – Matthew 5:41-42 We can look at these statements from Jesus as being literally true, but how often are we asked to walk aContinue reading “Think of Others Before Yourself”

Turn the Other Cheek

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. – Matthew 5:38-39 An eye for an eye. A tooth forContinue reading “Turn the Other Cheek”

Swear Not At All

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither byContinue reading “Swear Not At All”

Adultery As Defined By Jesus: Part 3

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it fromContinue reading “Adultery As Defined By Jesus: Part 3”

Adultery As Defined By Jesus: Part 2

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it fromContinue reading “Adultery As Defined By Jesus: Part 2”

Adultery As Defined By Jesus: Part 1

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it fromContinue reading “Adultery As Defined By Jesus: Part 1”

Murder as Defined by Jesus: Part 2

21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to hisContinue reading “Murder as Defined by Jesus: Part 2”

The Righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees

For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:19-20 What is the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, and why does their righteousness ban them from the kingdom of heaven? There areContinue reading “The Righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees”

On These Contain All the Law and the Prophets

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. – Matthew 5:17-18 Although weContinue reading “On These Contain All the Law and the Prophets”

Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. — Matthew 5:8 “The heart is deceitful above all things. Who can know it?” We don’t always know ourselves well, but there is One who does and He tries our hearts—not so He can know us, because He knows us fully before we areContinue reading “Blessed are the Pure in Heart”