Christ: Fulfillment of the Law
Matthew 5:17-20
The main idea of this text seems to be that Jesus did not come to abolish the law or the Prophets but to fulfill it.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-11-26 11:24:08
2012-03-26 10:44:54
The main idea of this text seems to be that Jesus did not come to abolish the law or the Prophets but to fulfill it. This is grounded in the fact that every word (more specifically, every iota and serif) of the law is as permanent as heaven and earth itself. What then are the implications if he is not abolishing the law but reinforcing its permanance and setting himself up as the fulfillment of all of it? The first implication is that he is not setting up a kingdom in which we relax any of the commandments or teach others to do the same. Instead, it is a kingdom where we teach them and do them. But that's not all, there is a progression here. We must realize that there is more to the law and the Prophets than merely maintaining obedience of a grocery list of commands. No, this is what the scribes and Pharisees did and this is not what it means to obey and teach them. Our obedience and righteousness (grounded in Christ's fulfillment of the law/Prophets) must exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees or we will remain seperated from the kingdom of heaven. This argument is then further developed in the antithetical statements that follow and in the remainder of the Sermon on the Mount as Jesus portrays fasting, praying, etc... as an escalation and direct contrast to the way the Scribes and Pharisees perform all of these things.
10000000096398 96398 Notes 2011-11-26 11:24:08 2012-03-26 10:44:54 The main idea of this text seems to be that Jesus did not come to abolish the law or the Prophets but to fulfill it. This is grounded in the fact that every word (more specifically, every iota and serif) of the law is as permanent as heaven and earth itself. What then are the implications if he is not abolishing the law but reinforcing its permanance and setting himself up as the fulfillment of all of it? The first implication is that he is not setting up a kingdom in which we relax any of the commandments or teach others to do the same. Instead, it is a kingdom where we teach them and do them. But that's not all, there is a progression here. We must realize that there is more to the law and the Prophets than merely maintaining obedience of a grocery list of commands. No, this is what the scribes and Pharisees did and this is not what it means to obey and teach them. Our obedience and righteousness (grounded in Christ's fulfillment of the law/Prophets) must exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees or we will remain seperated from the kingdom of heaven. This argument is then further developed in the antithetical statements that follow and in the remainder of the Sermon on the Mount as Jesus portrays fasting, praying, etc... as an escalation and direct contrast to the way the Scribes and Pharisees perform all of these things. notes
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Matthew 5:17-20
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Μὴ νομίσητε ὅτι ἦλθον καταλῦσαι τὸν νόμον ἢ τοὺς προφήτας•
οὐκ ἦλθον καταλῦσαι
ἀλλὰ πληρῶσαι.
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ἀμὴν γὰρ λέγω ὑμῖν•
ἕως ἂν παρέλθῃ ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ἡ γῆ,
ἰῶτα ἓν ἢ μία κεραία οὐ μὴ παρέλθῃ ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου,
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ἕως ἂν πάντα γένηται.
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ὃς ἐὰν οὖν λύσῃ μίαν τῶν ἐντολῶν τούτων τῶν ἐλαχίστων καὶ διδάξῃ οὕτως τοὺς ἀνθρώπους,
ἐλάχιστος κληθήσεται ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν•
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ὃς δʼ ἂν ποιήσῃ καὶ διδάξῃ,
οὗτος μέγας κληθήσεται ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν.
Λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι
ἐὰν μὴ περισσεύσῃ ὑμῶν ἡ δικαιοσύνη πλεῖον τῶν γραμματέων καὶ Φαρισαίων,
οὐ μὴ εἰσέλθητε εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν.
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10000000096398 96398 Arc 2011-11-26 11:24:08 2012-03-26 10:44:54 editing Matthew 5 17 5 20 Matthew 5:17-20 40 NT na27 i756079 i756080 i756081 i756065 Μὴ νομίσητε ὅτι ἦλθον καταλῦσαι τὸν νόμον ἢ τοὺς προφήτας• i756082 i756066 οὐκ ἦλθον καταλῦσαι i756067 ἀλλὰ πληρῶσαι. negativepositive 2 negativepositive 2 i756083 i756068 ἀμὴν γὰρ λέγω ὑμῖν• i756084 i756085 i756069 ἕως ἂν παρέλθῃ ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ἡ γῆ, i756070 ἰῶτα ἓν ἢ μία κεραία οὐ μὴ παρέλθῃ ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου, temporal 1 1 i756071 ἕως ἂν πάντα γένηται. temporal 1 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i756086 i756087 i756088 i756072 ὃς ἐὰν οὖν λύσῃ μίαν τῶν ἐντολῶν τούτων τῶν ἐλαχίστων καὶ διδάξῃ οὕτως τοὺς ἀνθρώπους, i756073 ἐλάχιστος κληθήσεται ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν• actionresult 2 i756089 i756074 ὃς δʼ ἂν ποιήσῃ καὶ διδάξῃ, i756075 οὗτος μέγας κληθήσεται ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν. actionresult 2 negativepositive 2 i756090 i756076 Λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι i756091 i756077 ἐὰν μὴ περισσεύσῃ ὑμῶν ἡ δικαιοσύνη πλεῖον τῶν γραμματέων καὶ Φαρισαίων, i756078 οὐ μὴ εἰσέλθητε εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν. conditional 2 ideaexplanation 1 progression inference 2 1 1 1 na27 25 a 50 discourse
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