If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. Matthew 5:40-42 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, "God loves a … Continue reading The Laws of Giving in the Kingdom of God
Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the … Continue reading The Matter of Oaths and Swearing – What Does Jesus Say?
“Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery. Matthew 5:31-32 These two verses have caused more confusion and … Continue reading The Question of Divorce – What Does Jesus Say?
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more … Continue reading Be Careful Little Eyes – Adultery of the Heart
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ 22 BUT I SAY to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’shall be … Continue reading Murder Begins in the Heart
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you,till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of … Continue reading Do Not Think that I Came to Destroy the Law or the Prophets. I Did Not Come to Destroy but to Fulfill.
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may … Continue reading You Are the Light of the World
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men." Matthew 5:13 Jesus, the master teacher, taught with parables and metaphors. He was Jewish and knew the things valuable to … Continue reading You Are the Salt of the Earth–How Salty Are You?
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were … Continue reading Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness Sake
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 This post is out of sync with the other beatitudes. I was multitasking and hit the wrong button. But here you go. Better out of sync than not at all. Thanks for understanding. The word heart in Hebrew and in Greek is … Continue reading Oh What Great Blessing is Seen in Those Who are Pure in Heart