I HAVE COME TO FULFILL THE LAW
Today I would like us to look at an important passage, important because this passage establishes the relationship between the OT and the NT. Let’s turn to Matthew 5:17-20. Here the Lord Jesus says this.
Matthew 5:17. Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
18 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.
19 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.
20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.