When trying to understand the Bible we have to realise that there are important points at which things change.
At the cross we moved from Old Covenant to New Covenant, from the time of law to the time of grace.
Jesus was born and lived under the Old Covenant; He lived and ministered under the law.
This means a number of important things for us as born again believers.
Firstly it means that most of what Jesus said is not meant for us literally, as we are not under law as He was, we are under grace.
More importantly however it means that Jesus lived under law, He also fulfilled the law and that has huge ramifications for us.
He fulfilled the law so we do not have to!
He took the curse of the law upon Himself so that we do not have to.
Jesus was born sinless and He never sinned, thus keeping all the law and not failing in any of it.
He did this is a man in order to claim back what man threw away in the garden i.e. relationship with God.
Because of the finished work of Jesus (fulfilling the law and dealing with sin) mankind was reconciled and the opportunity for salvation, redemption, justification and righteousness was put in place.
Jesus was born under the law and fulfilled the law so that we could be justified by faith and brought back into the family of God.
Thank you Jesus!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you for my redemption and justification”.
Galatians 4 v 4 and 5…..But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem then that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons