Matthew 5:27-32 – OLD AND NEW

OLD SAYINGS – Vss. 27, 31

The Old Testament Scriptures had some rules concerning faithfulness in marriage. Exodus 20:14

NEW STANDARDS – Vss. 28, 32

Jesus shows us that God’s standards are higher than the general understanding the Jews of His day had concerning purity in marriage.


This, of course, is figurative speech, showing that we should be radical when we are dealing with our thought lives. Thoughts must be kept under control.