To put it in modern terms, Jesus is nailing it! Whether its between the eyes or to the doorposts of our hearts – Jesus is bringing the truth. Last week we looked at his teaching on murder and this week, its adultery. Just when you thought the challenges couldn’t get more difficult!
In Matthew 5:27-30, Jesus once again teaches the intent of God’s command of long ago by affirming its importance and necessity while at the same time expanding and broadening our understanding of the command. Is the command to ‘not commit adultery’ only apply to people who are married? What is the actual scope of the command? Or in other words, what area of life does this command cover? And what is all included in the rings around this targeted command?
I’m gonna bring some ‘lies’ about sexuality that our culture tells us all the time in my ‘bag’ of teaching for Sunday. Can you think of any lies about sexuality that those around us tell us?
In my study this week, I thought of a few Beatitudes that Jesus forgot to say. “Blessed are those who delight in the continual and creative courting of their marriage partner.” And another one, “Blessed are those who guard their sexual purity for they shall be truly free.”
See you Sunday. Be there or be square.
“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25