March 10, 2021
Lenten Weekday
Fulfilling a Prophecy
Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.

Matthew 5:17

Jewish history often chronicles religious persecution, violence and repression. Yet the Old Testament prophets offered hope with their stories of the coming of a Messiah. This Messiah, the prophets foretold, would free the Jewish people from their oppressors. He would rule the Jewish world with compassion and mercy.

It’s probably no surprise that many Jews did not believe that Jesus was this hoped-for Messiah. He did not come as a ruler to overthrow the Romans. He did not come to abolish the existing law. He came to fulfill the Scriptures and to promise salvation for all believers. He came with a powerful message of love and forgiveness and mercy. He came to save us from sin and offer us a path to everlasting life.

- Paul Pennick

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 • Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 Matthew 5:17-19

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