“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Matthew [5:17]
Some people love change. Some people hate it. No matter how hard you try to resist it, change is inevitable. It can be a change in the weather, the remodel of a home, or a change in church leadership. Change can be painful at times while other times it can be refreshing.
How we respond to the change in our life reveals who we are beneath the surface. This was the case in the lives of the Jewish teachers in the 1st century. Many of them believed that Jesus was a threat to their Law and their way of life.
Jesus boldly and clearly states His intentions: “I did not come to destroy—but to fulfill.” There are no contradictions between Jesus’ teachings and the teachings of the Law. Instead, they speak the same Gospel truth: we are saved by faith in Christ rather than by works of the Law.
The Law was merely a place-holder for Jesus. When Jesus finally came down to earth, we saw the Law fleshed out in front of us full of grace and truth.
Now Jesus stands in victory as He fulfills what the world has been eagerly anticipating! All we have to do is trust that salvation is not obtained through what we do, but what Christ did for us. Accept that Jesus brings change that will provide for believers, true fulfillment.
Lord, thank you for being so freely loving towards me. You died a death that I deserved. I admit that I need you. Help me to trust that you can bring fulfillment in my own life. Thank you for giving me freedom. Amen.
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