For Matthew Chapter 5, the outline in the Recovery Version of the Bible opens up to us “The Decree of the Kingdom’s Constitution concerning…
1) The nature of the kingdom people,
2) The influence of the kingdom people, and
3) The law of the kingdom people.
We encourage you to read this whole chapter. The humanity presented by our Lord Jesus in this chapter is the highest humanity. Many of us would wonder if what is found here is even attainable. The last verse tells us how our Lord feels about this. It is an unwavering statement.
You therefore shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect. – Matthew 5:48
The context for this verse is love, and love is God’s nature. In this Bible study, we want to linger on this unwavering and now resounding statement and enter into its being worked out in us. Ready? Let’s go.