In preparation for an upcoming lesson, I just read Matthew 5-7. Yes, that’s the good ‘ole Sermon on the Mount, and yes, that’s the one you’ve heard a thousand times perhaps.
I decided to read it in The Message translation, which I’d never done before–BAM! IN-CREDIBLE! Seriously, why do I not read this every single day?!?!
In The Message, chapter 7 ends like this:
When Jesus concluded his address, the crowd burst into applause. They had never heard teaching like this. It was apparent that he was living everything he was saying–quite a contrast to their religion teachers! This was the best teaching they had ever heard.
Reading it again for myself, I’m re-convinced…
We truly have never heard greater teaching than this!