Oaths and Revenge (Matthew 5:33-48)

Oaths and Revenge Matthew 5:33-48

Matthew 5:33-48

I. Oaths

    A. Old Law prohibited lying (Matthew 5:33; Exodus 20:13; Numbers 30:2; Leviticus 19:11-12)
    B. Warning against flippant oaths (Matthew 5:34-36)
    C. “Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’” (Matthew 5:37)

II. Revenge

    A. Retaliation under the Old Law (Matthew 5:38; Leviticus 24:19-20)
    B. Rise above vengeance (Matthew 5:39-41; Romans 13:4; 12:19)
    C. Respond to genuine needs (Matthew 5:42; James 1:27; 2:14-17; 1 John 3:17; Matthew 25:35-45; Galatians 6:10)
    D. Love for enemies (Matthew 5:43-47; Leviticus 19:18; Proverbs 25:21-22)
    E. Strive to be better, and to be more like God (Matthew 5:48; Philippians 3:12-14)

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