Keeping the Law

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 5:17-32 (day two) 

I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. vs. 17b

How many times have you heard a non-believer say that religion is a series of ‘thou shalt nots’? In doing so they have boiled the entirety of scripture into a sound bite of impossible standards of living. Jesus highlights a few of the commandments, and even takes them to their extreme with how we should treat one another. In the final analysis, it’s true, we can’t keep up our end of the bargain, so what are we missing? We are missing the work of a perfect savior. He and he alone can perfectly keep the law, and it is on him that we are to rely when we cannot. It is through the lens of his atonement which makes these conversations possible, or we would be constantly fretting about how poorly we measured up to the law today. We live, not free from the law, but wholly justified by his perfection. Walk in that light today.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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