LET YOUR YEA BE YEA
Matthew 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Brothers, we as children of God are to mean what we say. Yes is to mean yes, and no is to mean no. Our word is our bond not only to our brothers in Christ, but to everyone that we communicate with. Both verbally and by our actions.
Matthew 5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
Matthew 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord our God.
Matthew 5:40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
If anyone would take you to court to be judged by man for a perceived wrong, rather give him the coat that he says he is owed and also give him your long winter cloak as well. For it is better that we suffer wrong than to be judged by man.
Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
We are to go further than we are asked to go, and if any one is in need don't turn them away.
Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Jesus speaking here tells us plainly that we are to love our enemies, and bless everyone who curses us. We are do good to those who hate us, and pray for those who despitefully use and persecute us. By doing this we are walking as Christ Jesus walked here on this earth. We are not flesh as the world is flesh, but rather we are spirit as Jesus is Spirit. Our home is in heaven as His is and there will we be judged for how we walked on this earth my brothers.
Matthew 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Matthew 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Jesus tells us here to be perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect. He says that if we love only those who love us then we are doing no more than the lost heathen do, for even they do the same.
Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
If you sound a trumpet so that man can see you pay alms, then He says that we have our reward from men and will not receive credit from God. Brothers do not be a hypocrite even in the synagogue.
Matthew 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
Matthew 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Jesus tells us here that if we give in secret then the Father will reward us openly, both here and in heaven.
Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Matthew 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Even though God the Father knows what we need even before we ask we are still to ask him for those things that we have need of. We are to enter into our closet and shut the door when we pray. Your closet may be your bedroom, or home office, but it is here where your private prayers to God will be heard. We are also told once again not to be a hypocrite by praying long wordy prayers in a public street or a synagogue.
Brothers, Jesus is teaching us here how that we can walk in perfectness as He did while he was on this earth. We will occasionally make a mistake in our walk here on earth, but when we do we stop and confess that sin to God the Father in Jesus's name and He is faithful to forgive us and also to forget that mistake. His Holy Word tells us that he will remember our sins no more if we confess them to Him. Praise God!
God Bless you my brothers,
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