11. How did the Jewish leaders in the days of Christ, for the sake of gain, make void the fifth commandment?


"But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be
profited by me; and honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the
commandment of God of none effect by your tradition." Matt. 15:5,6.
NOTE - The word translated gift in this text means a thing dedicated to God, and therefore not to
be used for any other purpose. In this way the Jewish teachers, by their traditional law, taught children that
by saying that their property was thus dedicated to the temple or to religious purposes, they were free from
the obligation to honor and support their parents, thus making void one of the commandments of God. This
Christ condemned.

Instead of consenting to His release, what did Christ's accusers now demand?
How does Paul, speaking of the man of sin, describe this same power?
What will occur when the Lord descends from heaven?
How may we know that we love the children of God?
Would God have His people unite in these combinations?
In what is the Christian to grow?
Upon what conditions are we promised needed blessings?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle