Moses and the Law
One of the greatest leaders of God’s people was Moses, whom God used to bring his people out of Egypt where they had been held in captivity and bondage. In addition God gave Moses laws so the people could live in harmony and peace. By obedience to the law, the Lord would be their God by blessing, protecting and dwelling amongst them, and they would be his people. The people agreed to this covenant with God, sealed by Moses with the sprinkling of blood from animal sacrifice. Moses went on to accomplish many great things for his people, but he knew there was still one to come greater than himself. So Moses said to the people;
The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to Him.
– Deuteronomy 18:15
Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Moses, and he is also the fulfillment of the Law.
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
– John 1:17
Because man is self-seeking and rebellious to the Law, he finds himself captive and in bondage to it. Nevertheless, through the shedding of the blood of Jesus, we can find freedom and be found acceptable to God. Making the truth of the Law known. In that God gave us the Law so we would know how to love him and each other, and through Jesus the Law becomes more than a set of rules to follow, but rather a natural desire within our hearts. The Heavenly Father then sends the Holy Spirit to dwell in every believer to protect and bless him or her. This allows a believer to freely express their love for God and neighbor without pretense, but in truth. Jesus wanted us to know that he didn’t come to subtract but to add.
“Do not think I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.”
– Matthew 5:17