Week 4: Day 6 - Friday (January 25, 2019)
1) Read Matthew 5: 27-37
Law of adultery
27 “You have heard that it was said, Don’t commit adultery. (Exod 20:14; Deut 5:18) 28 But I say to you that every man who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery in his heart. 29 And if your right eye causes you to fall into sin, tear it out and throw it away. It’s better that you lose a part of your body than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to fall into sin, chop it off and throw it away. It’s better that you lose a part of your body than that your whole body go into hell.
Law of divorce
31 “It was said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife must give her a divorce certificate.’(Deut 24:1) 32 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife except for sexual unfaithfulness forces her to commit adultery. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Law of solemn pledges
33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those who lived long ago: Don’t make a false solemn pledge, but you should follow through on what you have pledged to the Lord. (Lev 19:12; Num 30:2; Deut 23:21) 34 But I say to you that you must not pledge at all. You must not pledge by heaven, because it’s God’s throne. 35 You must not pledge by the earth, because it’s God’s footstool. You must not pledge by Jerusalem, because it’s the city of the great king. 36 And you must not pledge by your head, because you can’t turn one hair white or black. 37 Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no. Anything more than this comes from the evil one.
2) Look up OT passages referenced today: Exodus 20:14, Deuteronomy 5:18, Deuteronomy 24:1, Leviticus 19:12, Numbers 20:2, Deuteronomy 23:21
3) Post below: What is God saying to you today? Other comments or questions?