Jan 20 2016
Jesus said “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” (Matthew 5: 17)
To abolish something is to put an end to it. To fulfill something is to complete it, to bring it to reality, or to its destiny.
Let me explain by asking all parents with daughters a question. Why is your little girl pretty? As a parent (especially if you are a father) you may not want to face the answer. The reason your little girl is pretty is because when she grows up she needs to catch a man. Yup, that’s the reason. Her prettiness has a destiny, and one day it will be fulfilled. Her beauty will knock some guy off his feet.
Likewise, when Jesus said he had come to fulfill the Law, he meant that he was going to bring it to its destiny, or what it was ultimately meant for.