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Matthew 5:19. Keeping and Teaching 3 Jan 2023

Mat 5:19 Therefore, anyone who infringes even one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be considered the least in the kingdom of Heaven; but the person who keeps them and teaches them will be considered great in the kingdom of Heaven.

The first part has two conditions:
a) The person violates some part of the commandments.
b) He teaches others to do the same.
Such a person is small in the kingdom. Interestingly, he is not condemned forever. I assume, it is a serious warning to (future) teachers.

The second part speaks about faithful teachers of the commandments. They will be in high esteem.

It seems (looking to the upcoming verses) that Jesus speaks about the '10' commandments, and especially those who value human relationships.
See how mild this bible verse is on the 'law-breaker', but harsh on those who teach how to break the law.


Jesus, today I pray for psychologists and doctors who are forced to accept 'infringed' commandments. I pray as well for legalistic persons, who cast heavy burdens on others.

Self Evaluation

I would love to be involved in loving instruction concerning the commandments.

Keep and Teach

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