“But I tell you” communicates God’s intent for the Law.

Jesus indicates authoritatively the real direction toward which Scripture points.

Applications of This Principle:

  1. Not only does anger hurt others and ourselves, but it also affects our relationship with God.
  2. Worship is compromised when people try to love God while hating each other.
  3. Estranged relationships must be resolved not avoided.
  4. The time for reconciliation is now!