No Laws, Just Love – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 13th



(Jesus Brought Something Far Higher Than Moses’ Law)

“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

“Lord Jesus, you’re so different from the Law! Your grace and truth puzzle sinners all day long.”
“You make me love You more all the time….”

Sandra paused as she wrote a love poem to the Lord. And to end it all, she penned down: “Love so amazing; You are mine!”

Yes, the Lord Jesus truly is different from all man has been used to: He functioned in God’s perfect wisdom, and as a result, He completely baffled and dazzled those in His day.

He had a different mindset. His words and teachings were different; in most cases, they were in complete antithesis to the Law and to natural human thinking.

According to the Law, for example, the soul that sins shall die (Ezekiel 18:20), but Jesus manifested the love, mercies, and grace of God: “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).

Moses taught, “An eye for an eye; life for life,” but Jesus came to reveal to us the life and nature of God, the way God thinks—the way that wins—the love way.

Man had been raised in the natural world to be vengeful and wicked, to be insulting and injurious.

But Jesus taught that we should love our enemies, pray for, and bless our detractors and persecutors: “…Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44).

That’s strange to the natural man. Loving your enemies isn’t what you’d naturally like to do. Nonetheless, Jesus came with Kingdom principles—a new way to live.

He spoke love and demonstrated love. Those who heard Him heard Love’s voice. Those He encountered felt Love’s embrace.

Even the officers that were sent to arrest Him on a certain occasion, after listening to His teachings, submitted, “…No man ever spoke like this man!” (John 7:46).

Jesus functioned with the wisdom of the just; that’s what you need in your life; that’s what stands you out and makes you a wonder to your world.

Go Deeper
Proverbs 5:1; Matthew 5:38-48; Luke 21:15

Dear Father, you’ve granted me wisdom and understanding to know and walk in your perfect will. My life is the expression of divine wisdom. Wisdom is heard in my words and seen in my actions today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 28, Leviticus 4-5
Matthew 14:1-10, Genesis 44

Read Matthew 5:38-42 and see how much contrast Jesus’ love made to the Law of Moses.

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