Alive and Active Day 6: The Power of Words.
The power of words.
Matthew 5:17 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.
Reflection: Words are powerful. They can make your day or ruin it! The same goes with the words of the Bible, so as you read them try and notice the repeated terms that the author has put in the books for you to find.
The above verse is the summary of the book of Matthew. Why? Because Matthew uses the word ‘fulfilled’ over and over again in his Gospel. The book of Matthew is the gateway from the Old Testament to the New. As you read it let it come alive as you highlight the repeated term ‘fulfilled’. Matthew shows how the words of the prophet and the Old Testament are fulfilled in Christ and takes us on a journey of discovering each one. For us today, Jesus did not come to abolish your dreams he came to fulfil them! He came so that you would have life and life in abundance.
Question: Why do you think Matthew used the word ‘fulfilled’? How does this show the faithfulness of God to His promises?
Prayer: Father, I thank you that your words are powerful and intentional. I thank you that as we notice the key words from each book of the Bible that they will transform our hearts. Thank you that the book of Matthew shows us that you have come as a fulfillment of the Old Testament not to abolish it.