The day the Lord saved me Matthew chapter 5 was heavy on my heart. Still trapped in my sin and believing myself to be saved because of my own works, this sermon breathed new life into me. It exposed my hypocrisy and brought me down on my face (where I belonged) right at the feet of my Savior. Amen.
Some regard this sermon to be the greatest sermon ever given, I would agree. For in it the Lord Jesus Christ specifically deals with what people who do enter the Kingdom look like, and what those who will not enter the kingdom look like. Yet, in His compassion for the souls of men, even to those who will reject Him, He offers the keys of eternal life. Offering a salvation by the Glorious Grace of His Father, through His perfect and complete work on the cross, that the Spirit may give life to those who have been called according to the purposes of God.
With all the attention this sermon gets you would think that most people would have a solid grasp on what Christ was actually talking about. Alas, most people don’t, most only marginally read what Christ has said, not to gain a proper understanding of His great sermon, but to mark a check by Matthew 5 in their daily bible reading. Unfortunately, that would not constitute true bible study at all. For the Lord told us to study His word diligently, to be approved not by men but by Him. We show ourselves to be approved by not being ashamed as we handle His word of truth rightly. Read more