Continued from Part II - "Does That Include Mosaic Law?"
Part III of V: Are we supposed to kill Chickens or what?
To fulfill the law...to fulfill the law...What did Jesus mean by that? Well, here are some other verses that mention fulfilling the law...
[ Love, for the Day is Near ] "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law." Romans 13:8Wait, now we're right back to something about "loving others" again. Loving others...right...that would mean ...it's all about the heart! There is a Fulfillment to all that detailed law, and Fulfilling the law has something to do with the heart - loving others as God has loved us...
"Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law." Romans 13:10
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2
Okay, then. As God has loved us; but ...how did God Love us?
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16Oh, Right! Jesus, our scape goat, suffered and died so that we would live... he gave His life for us; that's how he loved us...That's the Gospel!
AND we are to love God and others as He loved us - we are to so love the world, that we are willing to give all that is important to us, that others will live. We are to love others to the point that their needs are more important than our own.
So is that what following the Law in Leviticus and Deuteronomy boils down to? Is that what those rules were all about? 'Loving God and Others - as God has loved us' is the fulfilment of the Mosaic law?
Much of Mosaic law had to do with showing respect to God and the community.
Including the Ten Commandments?
Five Parts: Part IV, The Ten Commandments, June 7, 2010