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Ep 134 – Matthew 5:17-20

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Release Date: 05/06/2017

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Their disobedience would result in the darkness of God’s judgment. But, ultimately, God would send the light of the world, His Son, to penetrate the darkness with the hope of salvation by grace along through faith alone. 

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God had been working behind the scenes, fulfilling the words spoken by Jacob, and He would also ensure that the blessings of Moses came about. Both men had been speaking on behalf of God, issuing His divine decrees regarding His chosen people.

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In Deuteronomy 33:1-5, the shepherd of Israel focuses their attention back on the one who had always been their true deliverer and King: God Himself. While Moses was going away, God would be going before them.

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In Deuteronomy 32:48-52, God once again reminds Moses of the painful consequences of his earlier indiscretion. Moses had treated God with disrespect and was now going to pay the ultimate penalty for his sin.

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As Moses continues to prepare the people of God for their entrance into the land of Canaan, he reminds them that the words of the song God had given them are to be remembered and sung for generations

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Assyria and Babylon will claim the God-ordained judgment of Israel and Judah as something accomplished in their own strength. So, God warns them of the day when the tables will be turned, and they are on the receiving end of God’s wrath and judgment.

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God isn’t apologetic or hesitant when He lays out the consequences for Israel’s inevitable rebellion. They will get exactly what they deserve from the hands of a just and righteous God: His anger and judgment.               

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Deuteronomy 32:10-18 is intended to remind them of God’s gracious deliverance of them from their captivity in Egypt. But it also paints the very painful picture of their ungrateful response to all He had done for them.              

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This song would not bring to mind happy memories but it would remind them of their inevitable rebellion against God. They would sing this song, and every time they did they would recount their own unfaithfulness.

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Today, we’re going to be in Matthew 5, verses 17-20. Jesus is going to assure His listeners that what He is teaching is not contrary to the Old Testament Scriptures. It may have sounded radical and revolutionary to their ears, but it was not a departure from God’s law and all that the prophets had written. Jesus wasn’t introducing something that was going to replace the law, it was going to fulfill it. He wasn’t contradicting the writings of the prophets, He was actually the one they had promised would come. The law was God’s revelation of what He expected in terms of right behavior from mankind. It was His brand of righteousness described in great detail. The writings of the prophets were predominantly the call of God for the people of Israel to return to Him. The prophets spoke on behalf of God, calling the disobedient Israelites back to a right relationship with God, through obedience to His law. They could return or face the consequences. They could repent or suffer God’s punishment in the form of captivity and enslavement. But they failed to return and the inevitable happened. But Jesus had come to call the people of God back to God, offering them a better righteousness they could have never produced on their own.