Jesus Verse by Verse

an expanded commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

Jesus Verse by Verse...

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5:5 Inherit the earth- The Kingdom of God will be established here on earth at the return of Christ. ‘Inheritance’ refers to the promises to Abraham that his children would inherit the earth. Eternity on earth and not Heaven is promised to those “in Christ” and thus Abraham’s children.
5:15 If a candle is put under a bucket, it will go out. If we don’t publically witness to our faith, we will lose it. We can’t be secret Christians.
5:17 The Mosaic law was fulfilled by Christ in His death (Col. 2:14-17). We therefore don’t need to keep that law, nor the Sabbath.
5:45 Makes His sun- God hasn’t wound the world up and left it ticking. Every action within creation is consciously from Him. We are therefore never far from Him- just feel Him acting in nature.