Our scripture this week is Matthew 5:13-20.
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, 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.
Jesus gives us guidance about God’s law, that it still stands in all its aspects and applicability. He tells us that the prophets were sent by God to warn us of our sin and call us to repentance. God and His law have not changed and will not change.
Jesus has come to show us how to change our understanding of what God calls us to do through the law and the prophets. Knowing God’s law is good, but unless we apply it to our lives and make obeying it our ultimate goal, it does no good. Jesus tells us if we are expecting something different from God, we will be disappointed.
God is love and God is constant. He wants only the best for His children and from His children. We can’t do it without His help but if we never ask it will never happen. God wants us to trust and rely on Him so that He can trust and rely on us.
Gracious God, thank You for the gifts of guidance You send us through Your word. Help us to learn and do what You require of us, working for Your kingdom here on earth, Amen.