Reading “The Sermon on the Mount”, brought to my mind the 10 Commandments.
When I was a new Christian, many people were telling me that the Law was in the Old Testament, and that we are under Grace now. As I began to read my Bible, scripture came to me that began to confuse me. In Matthew 12: 1-5 Jesus said “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
The Law of the Ten Commandments is divided in to two major parts. One deals with mans relationship with God, while the other deals with man’s relationship with man.
The first four of the Ten Commandments, commonly called the FIRST table, tell our duty to God. It was fit that those should be put first.
The laws of the SECOND table, that is, the last six of the Ten Commandments, state our duty to ourselves and to one another.
Jesus said in: Matthew 5:18 “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle, will by not means pass from the law till all if fulfilled.
God’s purpose for the law did not change, and I began to understand that The Sermon on the Mount gave us a deeper meaning of the Ten Commandments for us today.
The Law was changed from a strict law code written on stone, to a fleshly law written on our heart, when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
Scriptures reads in: 2 Corinthians 3:3 “clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink, but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of flesh, that is of the heart..