“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”
There’s two ways to destroy an acorn, you either smash it with a rock or you plant it in the ground and let it “fulfill” itself by becoming an oak tree. So what does that mean for us? Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.“
In Matthew 5:17, Jesus was making it clear that He had come to honor the Law and help God’s people love it, learn it, and live it. Jesus fulfilled God’s Law in every aspect of His life. He fulfilled the Law in His teaching as He broke away the crust of man’s traditions and brought the people back to God’s Word. Ultimately, Jesus fulfilled the Law in His death and resurrection where He bore the curse of the Law. Jesus broke that curse not by fighting the Law but by fulfilling it.
Christ fulfilling the Law through me,
Pastor Gerard Deleeuw