March 27, 2022

Desire, Sex, and The Royal Law

Passage: Matthew 5: 27-30
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Jesus does not shy away from the ‘delicate’ subjects, rather, he confronts the prevailing attitudes and interpretations of the law head-on.  Take the subject of sex. He yanks it out of the arena of ‘behaviour’ and goes after the real issue – the heart.  Jesus reminds us that sexual desire and intimacy are from God, and as such, we must view it through the lens of the Royal Law – Love your neighbour as yourself.