If Thoughts Could Kill
Passage: Matthew 5:21–26
When Jesus began teaching on the side of a mountain about the Kingdom, He was teaching His hearers a new paradigm in which to understand God’s desire for them. Although, the Pharisees prided themselves in following the law to the letter, the condition of their heart was not considered a part of the equation. In the book of Matthew, we learn God is not as concerned with the outward appearance of faith as he is with what is happening on the inside.