Legal Clarification

Passage:Matthew 5:38-48

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Jesus continues his teaching on the Law of God in what is called the Sermon on the Mount. Here, as also in our Old Testament reading from Leviticus 19, the law is being clarified. But clarifying laws, something in our day and age that happens continuously, rapidly, and at a dizzying volume of content, does not fix the root of the problem. Jesus' clarification actually makes the Law more difficult to follow, not easier - but he does this to point the sinner to God the Law-Giver, and himself as the means by which God's Law does not condemn but becomes written on our hearts.