It’s true, Jesus came to start a better contract. One in which we do what He asks us to do, and He will do what we ask Him to do. That simple…
In the gospel accounts, Jesus reprimanded the Pharisee’s for teaching the traditions of man. Judeo traditions added to the law of Moses and passed through oral teaching for generations. Jesus teaches us the importance of understanding that God’s law was not made for the good of God, but that God’s law was made for the good of man. That we benefit from it.
Jesus makes it clear that He did not do away with God’s law, but rather the traditions of man that had mingled with God’s law. This mingled mess is exactly why Jesus had to come and show us how to live. Not that He would put a new layer on the old, but rather build a new contract. A better contract… one that is perfect. Thank you Jesus!
Mar 2:21 No one patches old clothes by sewing on a piece of new cloth. The new piece would shrink and tear a bigger hole.
Mar 2:22 No one pours new wine into old wineskins. The wine would swell and burst the old skins. Then the wine would be lost, and the skins would be ruined. New wine must be put into new wineskins.
Mar 2:23 One Sabbath Jesus and his disciples were walking through some wheat fields. His disciples were picking grains of wheat as they went along.
Mar 2:24 Some Pharisees asked Jesus, “Why are your disciples picking grain on the Sabbath? They are not supposed to do that!”
Mar 2:25 Jesus answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his followers were hungry and in need?
Mar 2:26 It was during the time of Abiathar the high priest. David went into the house of God and ate the sacred loaves of bread that only priests are allowed to eat. He also gave some to his followers.”
Mar 2:27 Jesus finished by saying, “People were not made for the good of the Sabbath. The Sabbath was made for the good of people.
Mar 2:28 So the Son of Man is Lord over the Sabbath.”