This week I take a look at the second lesson of the Beatitudes. In this week’s lesson Jesus teaches about fulfilling the law and he continues to outline what righteousness looks like, and the rules and regulations of his Kingdom. Matthew gives us an honest account of the tension between what I keep calling the “old school” Jewish hierarchy and these new upstarts that are telling people about a man named Jesus who can save the world. “Old school” Judaism and these new Jewish Christians don’t agree and they don’t get along. Matthew is writing to these new Jewish Christians to point them in the right direction concerning this New Covenant and how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament. Some of the ideas surrounding this week’s text include the terms The Law, The Prophets, and Scribes and Pharisees.