Matthew 5:31-42


Jesus is quoting from Deuteronomy 24 concerning divorce. Does the text quoted allow divorce to occur for any reason?

Does the text in Deuteronomy give a reason for allowing divorce?

What does the Deuteronomy 24:1-4 condemn?

What does Christ condemn in Matthew 5:32?

Is Verse 32 a rule exclusively for Christians, those that have obeyed the gospel of Christ?

Is Verse 22 exclusive to Christians?

Is Verse 28 exclusive to Christians?

What does Jesus refer to as vows?

Why is it that Jesus distinguishes between taking an oath and simply stating what you will do or not do?

What significant about taking an oath in the context of what Jesus is saying?

Why is it that anything beyond stating yes or no is of evil?

What was the purpose of the law stating an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

Under what conditions should we turn the other cheek?

Does Verses 39 disallow self-defense?

What is implied on the part of the striker if someone slaps you on your right cheek?

What is specifically not being done if you turn the other cheek? What is not being returned to the striker?

If someone wants to sue us in court, should we just accept the suit with no defense?

Is Jesus saying we should surrender more to a complainant than for what we are being sued despite the truth or facts?

What is implied about the complainant?

Who would “force you to go one mile”?

What is the expected result of going with them two miles?

What sort of character is required in a person to be willing to go two miles?

Should we lend money to everyone who asks of us?

When is it wise to lend money?

Could anything else be borrowed from us?