Getting to the Heart of MurderMatthew 5:21-26
The Way of the Kingdom Part 2
J. Josh Smith
July 7, 2013
This is the first of a series of 6 paragraphs in which Jesus is helping His disciples properly understand the law. When Jesus says, “You have heard…, But I say to you…” He is not in any way undermining the significance of the Old Testament commands; He is correcting their wrong understanding of them. In each one he is getting to the real heart of the issue. In 5:21-26 He is getting to the heart of murder.
Anger, Death, Forgiveness, Self Righteousness