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.

What is the great purpose of Christ in His work of reconciliation?
How does the Spirit witness to our acceptance with God?
When was the papal head of the first beast of Revelation 13 wounded?
How was the matter finally decided?
What was Job's confidence concerning Christ's coming?
What has been promised in order that man may be redeemed from this condition?
What divine law of retroaction attends giving?

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