Matthew 5:21-37, Understanding God’s Law

[February 16, 2014] A week ago we considered Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:17-19. He had not come to abolish or annul the Law or the Prophets, by giving them a false interpretation, but to complete them—have the arrow hit the target (which is the meaning of Torah)—by giving their true interpretation. He speaks . . . → Read More: Matthew 5:21-37, Understanding God’s Law

Matthew 5:27-32, Adultery and Divorce

[February 5, 2012] Jesus is talking about fulfilling the Law and the Prophets by understanding their true aim, otherwise we annul the commandments. Though we may be believers in Christ, our entering the Kingdom of the Heavens depends upon our righteousness exceeding the exacting righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees who presumably . . . → Read More: Matthew 5:27-32, Adultery and Divorce