Re:Verse reading–Matthew 5:17-48 (day one)
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish but to fulfill them.”–v 17.
Want a new year? Go back to an old book, the Bible! One of the most remarkable things about Jesus is his absolute confidence in the Bible. He called it, “the Law and the Prophets”–what we call the Old Testament.
As the Son of God, Jesus might have presented himself as superior to Scripture. He might have argued that he had firsthand knowledge, the writers of Scripture only partial. But He never did!
Over and over again, Jesus affirmed the authority and sufficiency of scripture for spiritual life. “He came not as a new legislator”, says Calvin, “but as a faithful expositor of the law already given.”
Make no mistake. The way to a NEW year is to go back, with fresh eyes, to an OLD book.