We conclude Christ’s sermon on the mount. Christ is laying out an ethic that we are called to follow as a people set apart unto the Lord. Do we just say that these laws are difficult so we can ignore them? Do we more purposefully set out to obey these laws in our strength? What are we to do with this challenging sermon that is set before us?
This life can overwhelm us at times. If we are honest, many of the things which overwhelm us are self inflicted. We want the perfect job, house, marriage, or whatever it might be for us. The reality is that we can quickly become a dog chasing its own tail while believing our own tale. So, where do we find peace right now? Where do we find a happy place where we can retreat? How can we have a true peace right now even in a fallen world?
The basis of our Christian ethic is that we live our lives before the Lord. This is really the beginning or the foundation of the Christian ethic that we live before the Lord as we walk in His power. How is the command not the blaspheme the Lord much bigger than we thought? How can this commandment regarding blasphemy encompass this whole ethic and orientation in this age?