17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
In this passage Jesus teaches us why the Word of God is so important to our lives. He tells us that God speaks to us through the life of law and prophets.
Matin Luther says this about the Bible:
We must make a great difference between God’s Word and the word of man. A man’s word is a little sound, that flies into the air, and soon vanishes; but the Word of God is greater than heaven and earth, yea, greater than death and hell, for it forms part of the power of God, and endures everlastingly; we should, therefore, diligently study God’s Word, and know and assuredly believe that God himself speaks unto us. (Martin Luther)
Here’s a question for all of us,
“Do you believe in the God who speaks?”
You can’t believe in Christ without believing in His word.
We learn three things about the Word of God:
- The Bible is the WORD OF GOD
- The WORD OF GOD points to Jesus
- The intent of the Bible is to transform
- Why is it important to believe the Bible is the word of God?
- How does God speak to us?
- How does the Bible point us to Jesus?
- How does the Bible transform us?
Posted on Sun, July 17, 2016
by Brad Mardis filed under