“Not to Abolish but to Fulfill”
All of us, whether we recognize or acknowledge it, have a worldview, a way of looking at and of interpreting reality that conditions our responses and reactions to people, to events, and to our thoughts and feelings.
Lord, does our worldview coalesce with our identity as people who follow Jesus Christ? He is, after all, the One in whom all things are fulfilled and in whom all things will be accomplished; he is, after all, the One who is the Center of all things and through whom all things can best be perceived, understood, and approached.
Forgive us, Lord, for when we let a competing worldview have more influence in our lives than our worldview as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Help us, Lord, to see Jesus as the interpretive key that, in time and through faith, has, does, and will unlock everything.
“’Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not a letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.’” (Matthew 5:17-18)