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Matthew 5:17 ¶ “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”

 

What does Jesus mean? Simply He IS the fulfillment of the all that is written about Him in the Old Testament. Jesus is NOT referring to the 10 Commandments being destroyed as we will see in the context of the following 3 verses.

 

Matthew 5:18 “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

 

Ok, what does this verse mean? The Law, 10 Commandments, will never pass away. Because God is Eternal and they are a representation of His Holy character! The Law was added to show people their need of Mercy and Redemption! Without the Law people would not know what sin represents, rebellion against a Holy God! Also we know that Heaven and Earth will NEVER pass away or be Annihilated completely! So it is not possible for the Law to be destroyed. Again the Law shows us how crooked we are and Grace comes and straitens us out! The Gospel is powerless without the Law. People do not see their need of the Gospel without the Law!

 

Matthew 5:19 “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

 

Simply put, Jesus DID NOT die on a cross so we can remain is our sins. Which by the way is breaking the Law of God! Jesus, the Prophets, Paul the Apostle, John, Peter……all taught the Value of teaching and preaching the Law. Not to give people the impression that they can work their way to Heaven but to show their NEED of Grace, which is Jesus Christ Crucified and Resurrected from the Dead! I do not want to be standing before Jesus and He say to me; “William, why didn’t you show people their need of me by the Law that I Established for that purpose.” No way do I want that. Also notice Jesus said they would both be in Heaven but it is more Glorious to God for us to Use all His Word! So many want to disregard the use of the Law. So sad. After the God Gave the 10 Commandments theses verses are written and confirmed in New Testament as well. Exodus 20:18 ¶ “And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.” Let us be called Great in the Kingdom of God by leading people to the Fullness of Holiness which will bring Glory to the Lord!

 

Matthew 5:20 “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

 

The righteousness of the scribes and pharisees were based on self exaltation. They lacked Humility which is a Requirement for receiving the Righteousness of Christ on our record. What I mean by this is simple; Jesus said, “whoever exalts himself shall be humbled but whoever Humbles themselves shall be exalted.” This is what the pharisees and scribes were missing. Humility is Agreement with God. Can anyone be saved without agreeing with God that you have sinned and need Jesus? NOPE. Our Righteousness is Found Only in Christ Jesus through Faith!

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