…the stark alternatives that appear so often in the First Gospel drive home the important lesson that one must choose clearly and unambiguously—and if necessary at great personal cost—when the issue is religious truth. There are no options when it comes to God and his demands.

W. D. Davies and Dale C. Allison, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew (London; New York: T&T Clark International, 2004), 699.