Listen to Jesus and not the law

Listen to Jesus and not the Law.

Matthew 17 “4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.”

At the Transfiguration of Jesus, He appeared in glory along with Moses and Elijah.

Peter wanted to put Jesus on the same level as the law.

But God our Father said to “Listen to Jesus”.

Then Peter only saw Jesus, who said “Don’t be afraid”.

The Law brought fear and condemnation for sin.But Jesus removes fear by saying this to us:

Hebrews 10 “9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

“Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”

18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.”

Christ died on the cross to forgive all our sins and make us perfect by faith in Him and not by works.

The Law and prophets witnessed the Righteousness of God displayed in Christ.

Romans 3 “21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. “

But the Law and prophet could not make us righteous.

Only faith in Jesus makes us righteous by grace freely without our works!

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