Matthew – Fulfilled
Life has a way of throwing us curves, distracting us from Truth, as we assume we have it all together. We think we are doing well. We think we are doing the right thing. Then God’s Truth is revealed in such a way, it stops us dead in our tracks. Some people have called it that “Ah-ha” moment when a new Light, a new perspective, is shed on your way of living, thinking, reacting and behaving. It happens when Jesus shows up…
Matthew 5, The Message
Completing God’s Law
17-18 “Don’t suppose for a minute that I have come to demolish the Scriptures—either God’s Law or the Prophets. I’m not here to demolish but to complete. I am going to put it all together, pull it all together in a vast panorama. God’s Law is more real and lasting than the stars in the sky and the ground at your feet. Long after stars burn out and earth wears out, God’s Law will be alive and working.
19-20 “Trivialize even the smallest item in God’s Law and you will only have trivialized yourself. But take it seriously, show the way for others, and you will find honor in the kingdom. Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in the matters of right living, you won’t know the first thing about entering the kingdom.
Jesus comes and separates Fact from fiction, man’s law from God’s original Law, telling His disciples that the religious have it all wrong. Jesus came to shed a New Light of understanding on the Old Law. The Old Law is still the right way to live with new perspectives, fresh attitudes and motivations. Love God, Love others…new commandment, Jesus will preach which was the intent of the original Ten Commandments. Ah-ah, indeed!
Dear Lord, You make US complete when we accept and believe in You, love You back and allow You to live in us, guiding our thoughts and motivations to love others. Continue to teach us and help us grow and mature in Your Love.
In Jesus Name, Amen