God gave laws to his people hundreds of years before Jesus was born – and there are lots of questions about what impact they should have on us today. Jesus speaks about the importance of keeping the law and how he came to fulfil it.
How should we understand it, how do we apply it?
Reading: Matthew 5:17-20
Questions to think about:
- Jesus fulfilled the law but he also explained what was behind it (see the rest of Matthew 5). What implications does this have for us today?
- Our righteousness is in Jesus (Philippians 1:11). How should this affect how we see ourselves and how we live?
- Jesus summarised the law as “love God and love your neighbour” (Matthew 23:37-40)? How can we encourage each other in that this week?