Remember earlier in this series when I told you how many of the prophetic statements from the Old Testament had already been fulfilled by Christ? Here Jesus states that he came to fulfill the laws and the prophets.
God’s law will always be in effect. You cannot fulfill the law. Perfection is required and we cannot obtain that. Only Jesus Christ can perfectly obey both the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. Until Jesus’ death and resurrection, God saw us through the lens of the law. After Christ’ death and resurrection and our accepting of Christ as our Lord and Savior, God sees us through the lens of Christ’ righteousness.
Be better than the Pharisees. Practice and teach God’s commands and do it with humility – giving God all the glory and praise.