Be glad and supremely joyful, for your reward in heaven is great (strong and intense), for in this same way people persecuted the prophets who were before you. II Chron. 36:16.
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and esteem your Father Who is in heaven.
Do not think that I have come to do away with or undo the Law or the Prophets; I have come not to do away with or undo but to complete and fulfill them.
For truly I tell you, until the sky and earth pass away and perish, not one smallest letter nor one little hook [identifying certain Hebrew letters] will pass from the Law until all things [it foreshadows] are accomplished.
Whoever then breaks or does away with or relaxes one of the least [important] of these commandments and teaches men so shall be called least [important] in the kingdom of heaven, but he who practices them and teaches others to do so shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I tell you, unless your righteousness (your uprightness and your right standing with the Creator) is more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Wow! What Do I See Now In Those Famous Words? …
The merciful loving Creator of our beings? He is not sending the rebels to hell as many self-righteous humans do. Rather?
Those Words Are A Simple Warning Not A Final Judgement …
No need to elaborate with my own interpretation of those words. Untold number of elaborations and explanations are already public knowledge to no avail, but!
The Master Creator And Redeemer Of Our Beings? Touching Hearts …
By all means! Our Creator is now reaching the heart of His children one by one. Therefore? No need for me to elaborate.