My morning reading included this piece from Oswald Chambers’ ‘Devotions For A Deeper Life’. It really spoke to me, although I cannot say exactly why that should be so: it contains no amazing new revelation, yet it is revelatory; it does not put the quoted scripture verses in a new light, and yet it does — for me at least. I hope it blesses you today also …
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
[Matthew 5:17-20 NKJV]
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled (Matthew 5:18 KJV).
To be a believer in Jesus Christ means realising that what Jesus said to Thomas is true: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Jesus is not the road we leave behind as we travel, but the Way itself. By believing, we enter into that rest of peace, holiness, and eternal life because we are abiding in Him.
[from ‘Approved Unto God’]
‘Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God’ — Stands Youth Choir