Today after Church go out and be a light in the world for your Savior, God. Others around you at the gas station, restaurants, grocery store, etc. should know you are a Christian. You should have a smile on your face and a positive tone in your voice. You should be looking up not down because your thoughts will be on the most high. They'll know you when you come rolling up in your car when you have Chris Tomlin blaring out of your radio speakers, lets glow with the Holy Spirit of God today and everyday.
Now Jesus goes on to say; "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. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven".
What we're seeing here is Jesus clarifying what the prophets taught and clearly stating to follow these laws. This is what Jesus came here to do outside of conquering death, he clarified things by teaching us to walk in the Spirit and live by the word of our Creator, the Father. I believe Jesus is simply stating as time goes on we become smarter, there's no reason why we shouldn't learn more from scripture, therefore teaching others that aren't reading the scriptures. Today we can teach in an even broader way, technology made that possible, something our ancestors did not have. We have ways of traveling across the globe through transportation and the internet, what Jesus meant was we don't have any excuses in our time. Jesus asked something from us, He needed something from us, we needed something from Him. We need His salvation, He needs us to be a light in the world, working together with Him for our salvation. A God came from heaven and loved mankind, He became an example for us to follow, how hard could it be to just love others because you can. Please read Matthew Chapters 5, 6, & 7. These are the laws of our Creator through the prophets that our Lord and Savior Jesus clarified.
J D & DRL Poore