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 “Do not presume that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter shall pass from the Law, until all is accomplished!” (Matthew 5:17-18)

People are always looking for something new.  Actually, they are playing the same game invented in Genesis chapter three where temptation to sin was introduced to man.  I may say, “Lord, give me a reason to ignore the law,” but Jesus did not come to contradict what He commanded to Moses.  He does tell us that in the giving of the law, this was not the final revelation.  He and He alone has fulfilled the law, and He has done it for us all.

We begin with the Ten Commandments.  They have not gone away.  Yes, we are forgiven by grace, but that does not mean that this is an excuse to sin.  Only Jesus was able to perfectly fulfill the law, but we are to put on Christ to become like Him.  Therefore, living in (practicing the law) to become like Christ is what we need to do.  We are saved by Jesus to become like Jesus.

Lord Jesus, You are the One who has come to shine Your light in us.  You have given us all that we need so that we can move away from the sinful old Adam and into the new life which You give us by Your Holy Spirit.  Lead me this day, O Lord, so that I may humbly walk in the light of Your word You have poured into me.  Guide me always to live out what is good, right and salutary, fulfilling Your purpose in my life.  Amen.