Jesus Christ Obeyed God’s Law Completely
Case 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. 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
What did Jesus Christ obey? He obeyed all of God’s commandments. How did He obey them? He obeyed them all perfectly. He is the perfect Revelation of Who God is because He demonstrated obedience to God’s Law.
If God’s standard is perfection (it is), and if we have miserably fallen short of that standard (we have), then we are in big trouble! That is what God’s Law teaches us. But Christ measured up to God’s standard of perfection and He will give us His righteousness so that we might be accepted by God. When we begin to understand this Law and what Jesus did and will do, we understand why we need Him for a Savior.
Philippians 3:9 – And be found in Him [Christ], not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.