Do you ever read through the Bible and skip over all the verses that refer to the law? We know that Jesus came as the one perfect sacrifice, the only person ever to follow the law in its entirety. He then fulfilled the law so that we would no longer have to strive for something we could never attain. So why should we bother reading verses about the law that no longer apply to us?
If Jesus came to replace the law, what if we replaced the law with Jesus? Literally. In Proverbs, for example, let’s look at a few verses. We’ll take out the law and replace it with Jesus.
To reject [Jesus] is to praise the wicked; to obey [Jesus] is to fight them.
Proverbs 28:4 (NLT)
Kind of crazy how it still makes sense, isn’t it?
Young people who obey [Jesus] are wise; those who seek out worthless companions bring shame to their parents.
Proverbs 28:7 (NLT)
The prayers of a person who ignore [Jesus] are despised.
Proverbs 28:9 (NLT)
We see entirely new meaning in scriptures we may have previously passed over believing they have nothing to do with us today. They have everything to do with us today if we look at them in the light of the new covenant we have with God through Jesus.
So the next time you’re about to skip over the law, apply Jesus instead.
Daily Bible reading: Proverbs 28-29, 2 Corinthians 7