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Matthew 5

What information does the chapter contain?

There is too much information and application in the sermon on the mount – especially this chapter – to briefly summarize it all, so here are only a few select samples.

– The beatitudes (:3-12).  “Blessed are…”  Jesus began the sermon on the mount with eight statements we refer to as the beatitudes.

– Salt and light (:13-16).  Jesus said to be both.

– God’s unlimited love.  “He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteousness.”

How can we apply the chapter to our lives?

– Realize what truly makes you blessed.  The world offers one route to blessedness – being rich, seeking pleasure, looking out for yourself, etc.  Jesus offers a completely different one – being poor in spirit, mourning, being gentle, etc.  Follow His route for true blessedness.

– Let your light shine.  “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (:16).

– Get your heart right.  While you should not murder, commit adultery, or commit other outward sins, neither should you commit inward sins such as hate and lust (:21-30).

– Turn the other cheek (:38-42).

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (:43-44).

Any comments?

Have a great day in His word!

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