Jesus begins by saying that He has not come to do away with the law of Moses or the writings of prophets, but to fulﬁll them. Whoever breaks even the least important of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least important in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever teaches and practices them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus then informs us that the commandment ‘though shall not murder’ is being done when you have anger in your heart towards a brother or sister. We are never to encourage someone to feel angry with anyone. If you know someone is mad at you, or you are feeling frustrated with them, through love and compassion talk to them and put it to rest. Don't allow the anger to grow in your hearts for its like murder in Gods eyes.
‘Though shall not commit adultery,’ is the same as looking at another with lustful thoughts is already committing adultery of the heart. If this is a struggle then remove yourself from the area of temptation (if your right eye makes you stumble tear it out and throw it away). It is better to lose one part of your body then for all of you to fall into sin. If going to a certain place causes you temptations, don’t go there. Its better to go to other places where you will not be tempted to sin. If things pop up on your phone that cause temptation, block it, delete it, or get rid of your phone for a time being. Its always better to get rid of the things that cause temptation then to entice them and fumble and fall into sin. Jesus said if your right hand makes you sin, cut it off and get rid of it for it is better for your right hand to go to hell rather than all of you.
Next, Jesus speaks on divorce and how marrying another is of adultery, divorcing yourself and then remarrying is still adultery. We are meant to ﬁnd our spouse and marry them and stay with them only. We are not to swear a bunch of oaths to them either, we are to simply say a ﬁrm yes or no if we take them as our spouse. Today, many dont realize that marriage was created by God, and it is a spiritual covenant. But people of the world see it as a legal act for tax breaks and if fails then divorce the person and move on to the next. Remember, though we are in the world we are not of the world. We are to follow what Jesus says on the subject and not do what the world does with their forms of secular marriages.
Jesus than talks about ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’ (punishment that ﬁts the offense). But we are to simply turn the other cheek when someone says something rude to us, we are not to continue the banter we are to maintain our dignity and ignore their wrong doing. Dont spend your time quarreling and feeding into strife, keep your peace in Christ and turn away from things that you know will be toxic.
If you see someone in need, give to them. Be compassionate of others and what they are going through. Help them see what God’s word says on their situation and do what you can to help them. Dont turn away from someone who is coming to you for help, seek God on how you are needed to help them in that moment.
We are to not only love our neighbors but love our enemies and those who persecute us and pray for them, for they truly dont know any better and they are in desperate need of prayer. We are to show ourselves as children of God who makes His sun rise on those who are evil and good, who makes the rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.
It is easy for us to love people who love us, but how does that separate us from evil? Even the tax collectors loved the ones who loved them. We are to be perfect in growing into spiritual maturity both of the mind and character, we are to integrate Godly characters and values into our daily lives. To be a christian means to be like Christ. We need to be real christians.