One of the reasons I am doing this blog is to see what lessons one could learn from reading the bible. Some of it I like, some of it I do not. I am just doing a quick summary here, I figured if I wanted to see any of the points more in depth I can easily go to my other blog posts or better yet, I have included the verse, I can go back to the source.
One thing I am not particularly interested in is the miracle claims. As far as I can tell, the reason for them is to convince the reader that Jesus is the real deal. I would prefer to focus on what can be learned from the lessons in the bible.
5:23-24 Family is a high priority
5:25-26 Try to work things out with each other before going to court
5:31-32 Divorce is bad
5:39 Turn the other cheek
5:44 Love your enemies
6:19 Don't be greedy
7:1 Don't judge other people
7:12 Golden Rule
18:4 Encourage Humility
18:22 Don't stop forgiving
18:23-34 Pay it forward
21:28-32 Don't just talk, get out there and do stuff
25:14-30 Don't be lazy
25:40 Treat the poor/needy well
26:52 live by the sword, die by the sword
4:18 Encourage people to abandon their family
5:22 Equate all crimes. Both murder and insulting someone results in eternal hellfire
5:28 thought crimes. Simply having lust is the same as adultery.
6:25-34 Don't prepare for tomorrow
7:7 Ask and you shall receive. (Unrealistic, sets people up to be disappointing)
9:5 Blame the victim for paralysis
10:34-39 Encourage violence
12:31 Blasphemy against the holy spirit is the worst possible crime. It is unforgivable
15:20 encourage people to eat without washing hands.
16:5-12 discourage the gathering of knowledge
23:31 held accountable for sins of your father