17“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
As Jesus continues the great sermon on the mount, He tells His followers something they already know, the Lord is the same & will never change & His word never gonna change. Jesus is telling the congregation, something they had hoped in & all of their ancients also looking forward to, He came to fulfill the word of God. Jesus is the word of God, Moses & the Prophets all wrote about Jesus & knew God would fulfill His promise. The word of God says it impossible for the Lord to tell a lie;
Numbers 23:19“God is not a man, that He should lie,Nor a son of man, that He should repent;Has He said, and will He not do it?Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
So it was no surprise to the crowd, when they heard Jesus say He came to fulfill. The Lord is called the Rock & for the reason a rock is solid & it can’t be broken. The Lord is like a Rock, He is faithful to His word, so He never plans on doing away with His eternal word.
Deuteronomy 32:4“The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
Jesus was talking about the word of God written in the Old Testament & at that time, they didn’t call it the Old Testament. The collection of books in the Hebrew Bible is called Tanakh. I will do this blog or devotional in a series, a series within a series of the Sermon on the Mount devotional. I personally feel that Matthew 5:17-20 is a very important of the the greatest sermons ever preached. Sam H.
Luke 24:44-45 Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,