Blessed are the pure-hearts, for they shall see God

Russell Minick

{Matthew 5:8 seems to be explained in Matthew 5:27-37} 5:27-30 = Adultery is a heart issue (desire over vows) “No adultery” is a pretty basic law. Wishing you could, even though you don’t, is a muddled heart. If  body parts were the issue, removing them would seem worth it. Gehenna was a valley south of Jerusalem where children had been offered through fire to demonic deities in ancient times… where trash, including discarded corpses of animals and even rebels and criminals, were disposed of through ongoing fire… 5:31,32 = A …

Matthew 5:27-37 explains Matthew 5:8

Russell Minick

Matthew 5:27-37 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ This is from the 10 commandments.  Main idea?  Desire and covenant go together. 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So is this going to be only about marriage, or only men toward women?  No.  It is a specific example of a comprehensive problem: God made people beautifully attractive and we don’t always deal with that very well.  Laws …

Peacemakers – remove contempt

Russell Minick

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called God’s children. clue: {Mt 5: 9 seems to be explained in 5:21–26} 5:21,22 = Heard not to murder?  Listen, don’t even start by: careless with anger toward people – you could get arrested. speaking carelessly to people – you could go to federal court. speaking cruelly to people – you are in danger of the burning trash pit. 5:23,24 = About to offer worship?  Don’t bother until you pursue peace. leave the worship find your bro’ and make peace then worship …