In reference to the Law of Moses

Now, tell me, what do you see?

rabbit duck

Do you see a Rabbit? A Duck? Both? How quickly did you see the second image in the picture? This is a measure of creativity, according to this article (Link), but I want to use this as an analogy for how different folks see the bible, and how sometimes we need someone else to point out what we didn’t see first time.

When I read the bible, and the words Yeshua spoke, I see the Law of Moses in perfect harmony, which He followed and obeyed, but also which He showed us how to apply – with mercy and in full recognition that the Law was created FOR us, not US for the Law.

Yet others read the very same book and come to the conclusion that the Law was done away with and ham sandwiches are fine, and doing DIY on a Saturday is OK. They come to the conclusion that the Law is onerous, and take Yeshua’s words to mean that he fulfilled the Law (and therefore did away with it) when He plainly said that He had come ‘not to do away with the Law, but to fulfill it.’ Here is the full quote from Matthew 5: 17-19 (YLT)

17 `Do not suppose that I came to throw down the law or the prophets — I did not come to throw down, but to fulfill;

18 for, verily I say to you, till that the heaven and the earth may pass away, one iota or one tittle may not pass away from the law, till that all may come to pass.

19 `Whoever therefore may loose one of these commands — the least — and may teach men so, least he shall be called in the reign of the heavens, but whoever may do and may teach [them], he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.

To me, that is clear, but perhaps this image helps us to understand how two people who both love God with all their hearts can see such different things in the word of God.

God Bless you