This week we enter a section of Matthew that encapsulates so much of the purpose with which the author writes. Christ comes to fulfill the Hebrew scriptures. He has come to bring to completion God’s plan for redemption. In the life of Messiah, the prophecies are fulfilled. Through the sacrifice of the Savior, the Law is made perfect. And through the resurrection of the Lamb of God, the future of the children of God is secured. Studying and embracing the First Covenant is a vital part of our Christianity. We may look at it as an “Old” Testament that was out away when the “New” one was brought to light, but abandoning the First Testament will only cloud our understanding of the New Testament. How can we understand the fulfillment of something we do not know. Read and meditate on the Old Testament scriptures. See God’s character in them. Find Christ’s role in them. Then the fulfillment and completion of such will have even more value and power.
“Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished.
Grace to you and peace from God, our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
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