Jesus is a wise man, a teacher, and wisdom figure. Jesus interprets the law of Moses in unconventional ways. He contrasts the old and new law with a repeated formula in which he first states, “You have heard the commandment…” and then counters with his interpretation, “I say to you.”
Jesus insists that he is not overturning the commandments. He is calling his hearers to a deeper and more challenging approach to Mosaic Law. He doesn’t destroy but fulfills and completes the old law.
Name and describe someone whose wisdom you have integrated into your life.