“Do not think that I(Jesus) have come to abolish the law or the Prophets, I have not come to abolish, but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until Heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. (Matthew 5:17, 18 NIV)
Says…Jesus, written in red, therefore, the Law of the OT is vital today. While reading Matthew 5:13-16 about salt and light of the earth, the above Scripture caught my attention. How many of us have set through a sermon in recent years, while the minister is denouncing the Law? Every detail written in the OT and NT is important for us today. Jesus, the fulfillment of Prophecy. Prophets’ experiences are listed in many of the OT books. We learn how God sent Prophets to warn and turn from their sin. This has always been interesting to me. History does indeed repeat itself.
Matthew, Chapter 5 continues- Jesus gives stern warnings not to break commandments. He warns against any individual teaching another to break, and nothing is to be dismissed. I’m thankful God sent His one and only Son to earth. Having his own words and thoughts, provide directions and set examples to be followed. All Spiritual gifts and talents are still given today. For young individuals…The moment Jesus is believed to be our Savior, The Holy Spirit is gifted from God to our human forms. For us gaining years, we can look back and see how God has been developing- maturing the gifts within.
Ministers denounce God’s Laws, yet, happy to preach God’s grace; Scripture is clear on eternal outcome. A clear warning is given to avoid teaching against God’s Laws. Weakening Scripture…weakens one’s saltiness, and dims lights…eventually if not turned around, all saltiness and light will be lost. Leaving people to be misled and deceived. People perish for lack of knowledge. God’s Word is to be studied and learned- in order to gain knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. It’s never too late- until it’s too late…let’s start today. Let’s be motivated to begin with prayer… and open Bibles, asking God to help us understand. He will be faithful!