How many people treat others the way they want others to treat them?
Friday, November 27, 2020
“Do not think that I [Jesus] came to destroy the Law or the Prophets, I did not come to destroy but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17).
“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:18-19).
Jesus tells us in this verse that until heaven and earth pass away, nothing will pass from the law until all of the law is fulfilled. What does this mean to the church today?
“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:12-16).
How many people treat others the way they want others to treat them? When we look around it seems as though men have become so deceptive and evil. The world would have us believe that it is every man for himself, without regard for others. What kind of world is that? It is humbling to consider the sacrifice Jesus made for us when we were still sinners. There is nothing I have done, or will ever do, to deserve Jesus coming to the earth to fulfill the Law, and usher in a new covenant of grace.
“But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God which is through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth to be a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:21-26).
Jesus Christ brought a new covenant between God and mankind, one of Grace!
We must freely accept in faith the gift of salvation which Jesus provided...