The Law and the Prophets
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Many of us seem to think that we can ignore the old testament because “Jesus died for my sins.” Here Jesus clearly states He did not come to abolish the law. He came to fulfill it. Now what does that mean? Jesus lived a sinless life, He is the standard all Christians are to follow. He never broke a single rule of God’s law. And in turn He “fulfilled” the law. No man woman or child in all of existence has done this, only Jesus did. And in breaking the law we all need a savior Jesus is that savior. We can be forgiven because He died for us and after receiving Him we can live a life following His example and learning how to resist the devil and take up our cross everyday. Another way to look at it is putting on the armor of God. Paul describes this in Ephesians 6:10-18. Everyday we must strive to follow the example of Jesus, we are called Christians which means to be Christ-like. In verse 19 there is a warning, Jesus wants us to teach the law the way it should be taught and those of us who chose to twist the word will be held accountable. Be sure to know your Bible. We must do all that we can to show love to the world and show nonbelievers how Jesus can change our lives we must be vigilant and always look to God through prayer and studying the word so we can move forward in our walk with Christ. As always beloved Jesus loves you and so do I. Peace be with you.