“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 5:17-18

TODAY’S WORD…

Jesus said, “I have come not to abolish but to complete [the Law and the Prophets]. I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot, not one little stroke shall disappear from the Law until its purpose is achieved.”

– Matthew 5:17-18

 

REFLECTION…

This is a strong affirmation by Jesus, that the Law will never be destroyed until it is fulfilled. Jesus stresses the perpetual value of the Old Testament – it is the Word of God, and because it has a divine authority it deserves total respect. Our Lord emphasises that the spirit and substance of the Law, which requires love and obedience to God and love to people, cannot be changed and will last forever.

Jesus gives the moral precepts of the Law, greater weight and meaning, and they still hold good in the New Testament. Jesus completes the Law and the sayings of the Prophets, in us, by giving us the grace to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbour as ourselves.

 

PRAYER…

Jesus, my Teacher, my Saviour, my Friend,

my Lord and my God,

You have the words of eternal life.

 

Lord, Your Word is a Lamp to my feet

and a Light for my path.

 

Lord, Your Law is within my heart,

and I desire to do Your will.

Lord help me.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Spiritual. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s