Bible Study: Matthew 5:17-20
Imagine two men in a pub. One hands the other a pint glass. What does it mean? Well that depends on whether the glass is full or empty. If it’s an empty glass then it’s a demand. If it’s a
full glass, it’s a gift. Jesus hands us the law but when we receive it by faith from Jesus’ hand it is not a demand. Instead Jesus wants us to know that He has filled it full with His own goodness. He has fulfilled every jot and tittle on our behalf. Now He gives us the law as an embodiment of the good life. We are sent out to the world with a liberated life to live, the life of the kingdom, the life of love. We don’t abolish the law – we love the law, because it has been filled full by Jesus and given to us as a gift.
PRAY for help to live out Jesus’ good life in the world