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.
NEW SENSITIVITY – Vss. 30-31
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.