Matthew 5:19 (NKJV): 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.
Oh Man! Is Jesus saying that we have to live by The Commandments? I thought it was impossible to live by them 100 percent. What are we to do?
The answer is no, He is not saying we have to live by The Commandments. In fact, in other areas of Scripture, we learn that in order to be saved by them, we have to live by them perfectly.
Galatians 3:10-12 (NKJV): For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” 11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” 12 Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
What we learn is that The Law was meant to bring us to the realization without God, we are broken. It is meant to show us what His Standards are for us to be in His Kingdom. We all have standards about who we allow into our lives and trust. Don’t you think that God would have them as well?
We need to remember that these Standards, are what He established to be part of His Family. If we are to apply these as something we are to live by, it would be impossible. However, if we look at them as examples of how we need to change, we learn more of Who He is and learn how to walk closer to Him.
Are you seeking Him? Are you learning to be more like who He desires you to be?
It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it.
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Any scripture referenced here is taken from New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise noted