Jesus didn’t destroy the Law but Followed and Fulfilled It

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply

“Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I came, not to destroy, but to fulfill; for truly I say to YOU that sooner would heaven and earth pass away than for one smallest letter or one particle of a letter to pass away from the Law by any means and not all things take place. Whoever, therefore, breaks one of these least commandments and teaches mankind to that effect, he will be called ‘least’ in relation to the kingdom of the heavens. As for anyone who does them and teaches them, this one will be called ‘great’ in relation to the kingdom of the heavens.(Matthew 5:17-19).  

Jesus did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it.  Jesus further says that every single word of the law will come true and that those who teach others to break the law will be called “least” in relationship with the kingdom of the heavens.

Since Jesus was the last sacrifice for sins, there is no longer a need for worshipers of Yahweh to make animal sacrifices. As a Christian you are supposed to offer yourself as a living and pleasing sacrifice to God.[1]  Since God’s people no longer live in the Sinai desert we are no longer under the purity laws of the camp. However, normal food and hygiene rules still apply because they were given for our benefit. Since there is no longer a tribe of Levites who minister at the Temple of God in Jerusalem we no longer need to give 10% of our produce and money to the Levites. Nevertheless Yahweh does want us to be generous and loving with our talents and possessions.  Jesus showed us that we can and should be loving and helping on the Sabbath, but he still honored the Sabbath, and he did so on Saturday, not Sunday.

[1] Romans 12:1