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Matthew 5:17-48 | Be Perfect

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Be Perfect

 

Matthew 5:17-48

Key Verse 5:48

 

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

 

After Jesus taught about the “Beatitudes”, he began to talk about some of the laws we find in the Old Testament— especially laws that deal directly with our relationship with one another. Jesus took those laws and began to elevate them to a higher standard, in case anyone thinks that he had come to put the Old Testament laws aside. So Jesus took these laws that deal with our relationship with each other, and elevated them from the human worldly level to the divine spiritual level as God always intended them to be. You hear him saying again and again: “You have heard that it was said,” and then he continues saying: “But I tell you…” When he’s done … Read the rest

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