Jesus Christ Obeyed All of God’s Law Perfectly
Adventure 7: God's Law
Why is it so important that Jesus Christ obeyed the Ten Commandments perfectly?
Because Jesus Christ is God, His obedience was perfect; and His righteousness can be ours by grace through faith. He alone can make us fit for heaven. Romans 5:19 – For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous.
This Truth Makes
Jesus Christ obeyed the Law – all of it – perfectly. He is the perfect revelation of Who God is, because He perfectly demonstrated obedience to God’s Law.
Matthew 5:17-19 – “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.
If God’s standard is perfection, and we have miserably fallen short of that standard, then we are in big trouble! That is what God’s Law teaches us. When we understand that Christ did measure up to God’s standard of perfection – and that He will give us His perfection so that we might be accepted by God – we see we can trust in Jesus as the only able Redeemer.