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Jesus is taking the law and explaining it, not beating people with it. It seems as if he is saying that it is the thought that is evil because the thought precedes the action. How does one get rid of evil thoughts? Perhaps since sin is a selfish matter then to rid ourselves of evil thoughts is to rid ourselves of selfishness. If we look at a person with lust then we must remind ourselves that that is a person not an object for our lust. We must wonder at that person’s favorite color, or what their Grandfather did for a living. Thoughts precede the sins of the body so it is the thoughts that must be changed. To give your wife a bill of divorce, which the Jesus said that the law allowed because of the hardness of the people’s hearts – not because it is God’s will.
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