“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).
There are two great truths in this statement Jesus made about His coming. In the first place, because we are born in sin and could not redeem ourselves (make ourselves right with God), God planned before the foundation of the universe to provide through His Son a means that the Law would be fulfilled for us. Jesus fulfilled every “iota and dot” (5:18) of the Law of God and “for our sake He (God) made Him (Jesus) to be sin…so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
As I ponder this truth, my heart is bent in worship – considering that God’s plan in Christ’s coming included the transformation of me, a sinner, into a saint displaying the righteousness and glory of God. Do you see how God has joined together His purpose in Christ coming to earth with leaving you and me here for a specific special purpose? As Christ lived every moment for that purpose, so we must live our lives for God’s glory and eternal purpose!
In the next blog, I will discuss Jesus fulfilling what the Prophets said about Him.
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