January 20, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Matthew 5-7

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Commentary:  Today’s passage is part of what is more commonly known as the Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus begins with the Beatitudes (read our in depth study here), before teaching about the law, clarifying many of common laws applicable to those listening.  He also provides instruction on prayer (more here), and explains many Bible teachings, using everyday examples everyone present could understand.

Focus Verses: 5:21-26  What is Jesus saying in this passage?  Why is it important?  How is it still applicable today?