What Did Jesus Know? He knew that the Only way to have a relationship with God was outside the law! He knew that the law made no one righteous and trying to teach it and enforce it only drew people away! He also knew that the laws purpose was to get All men so condemned and convicted that they would learn turn to God!
“He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.” – Matthew 12:3-6
The temple during the time of Christ was the seat of the law, the holy of holies and basically the main place around which all religious and basic life flowed in a Jewish community! The temple had become synonymous with God and Nothing could have been further from The Truth!
This is much like today and the people who have made church synonymous with God and once that happens whatever it taught becomes the word of God to them instead of Jesus being The Word of God to them – its why I write so much about God’s Amazing Grace!
So What Did Jesus Know about the law?
- It’s the way to find God Not the way to Live in God! The law is “the power of sin” and Not the way of righteousness! Christ Alone is our righteousness!
- The law is Not the same as Love! Yes some times and in fact many times you will find yourself keeping laws while Loving but that is a byproduct and Not the goal – His Goal was, is and always will be Love one another!
- People who follow the law are Not loving others – they are loving themselves and stroking their egos! The most judgmental people you will ever meet are also the most legalistic – coincidence? LOL – NOPE!
When you understand what Jesus knew and if He lives in you – He Peace that passes All understanding will reside anew!