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In the Hebrew Bible, salt is both a disinfectant and preservative, but if the salt loses its integrity (or its "flavor" to preserve) the result is disintegration. When Jesus talked about salt "trampled under feet," he was referring to this latter connotation of disintegration found in the Hebrew Bible. So when salt maintains its integrity (or its "flavor" to ...


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1. Context Matthew 6:22-23 is sandwiched between two passages explicitly about wealth, and the three passages together form a unit with 6:25-34 which is related to possessions and the necessities of life. The logical flow is: 19-21 Do not be short-sighted (seek treasure that will last) 22-23 ?    24 Do not be double-minded (you cannot serve ...


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I believe this scripture is dealing with the things we set our eyes on. By setting our sights on what is ungodly, we allow darkness to enter our hearts. By setting our eyes on the things of our Lord, we receive light. Here are some scriptures that I feel support this view: "For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and ...


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What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6? Beginning with Matthew chapter 5, Yeshua gives a lengthy discourse with a good deal of revelation mixed with correction, much of which is aimed directly at the Pharisees, Scribes, Sadducees, etc. Yeshua begins chapter 7 with an admonition against judging others. This morphs into a plea to get your own ...


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Under levitical law, salt was added to every grain offering (Lev 2:13), as well as added to other offerings (Ezek 43:24). In Genesis, mankind is given dominion over the earth (Gen 1:26, 28), and a bit earlier in this sermon, Jesus says that "the meek" will inherit the earth (Mt 5:5). Taking these elements together, it would appear that dominion over the ...


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What it means for Jesus to 'fulfill the law' in Matthew 5:17 is what it means in context, nothing more nothing less. I will argue that Matthew is looking forward to the rest of chapter 5 where he expands and explains what he begins to talk about in 5:17: Matthew 5:17-20 begins a section that ends with the final verse of chapter 5: 17“Do not think that I ...



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