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Artwork for Simple Faith: The Sermon on the Mount—A Study of Matthew 5-7

The Sermon on the Mount overflows with frequently quoted statements that have become familiar mottoes. Most are better known than Ben Franklin’s wit and wisdom…and they’re certainly more penetrating! Stop and consider several of them:

  • “Let your light shine”
  • “Every jot and tittle”
  • “An eye for an eye…a tooth for a tooth”
  • “Turn the other cheek”
  • “They have their reward”
  • “Where your treasure is, there will you heart be also”
  • “You cannot serve God and mammon”
  • “Oh ye of little faith”
  • “Do not judge lest you be judged.”

In this lesson, we’ll examine three other well-known, penetrating statements—“casting pearls before swine,” “ask, seek, and knock,” and a third that’s known as the Golden Rule.