Theme: Excel in all things
Jesus as an illustration.
Text: Matthew 5:17
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them.
It is easier to compromise if you do not have values and stick to them.
Jesus came in a culture that had lowered the standards God had given them. In such a time, the pressures of the present government had forced the leaders and priests to comply with the dictates of the emperor and people. The place that was built for prayer and fellowship with God has been turned to a market place, the teachers of the law had become hypocrites, the people had been left like sheep without shepherds, amongst many others. Included in his values were compassion, prayers, attending the synagogue, among many others.
As the Saviour, He was always faced with the question that compared him with the other teachers of the law (the Pharisees and Sadducees). However tempting and pressurizing the current system was, He distinguished Himself by sticking to the values He had developed.
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