Christ pointed out to the
Pharisees that they were missing the weightier matters of the
law....judgment, mercy and faith! Why would people want to
do away with the law so much? As if it were an evil thing.
When we keep the law
the way it ought to be kept, it teaches us proper judgment, how
to have true mercy and right faith in God. He said, "These you
ought to have done, (the weightier matters of the law) without leaving the others undone." He
even told them that tithing on their mint and anise and cumin
was right, but His point was for them not to neglect the hefty parts of the law.
Truth is, the Pharisees just wanted people
to see them looking religious. They didn't care about
doing what was right. "But all their works they do to be seen by
men." Matthew 23:5 "Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside
you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
of the law) Matthew 23:27-28
Christ could easily make that same
statement to those who "do away with the law." He
could say to them, "Even so you also
outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of
hypocrisy and lawlessness. (anomia---transgression of the Ten
Commandments) Matthew 23:27-28
1 Timothy 1:8-9 explains what the law is
made for. The Bible
says that the law is made for
lawbreakers and for those who rebel against God. Paul
says, "We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We
also know that law is made not for the
righteous but for
lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and
irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for
murderers, adulterers and perverts...." Those are not
the ceremonial law...they are from the Ten Commandments.
Look at it this way. It is just like the
laws of our country. If
you are not a murderer then the laws concerning murder do not
even apply to you! Pay no attention to them. If you
are not a kidnapper, then pay no attention to the laws
concerning kidnapping...they don't apply to you at all!
explains that the law is only made for law breakers
and the rebellious! People who keep the weighty matters of
the law learn how to
develop proper judgment, which gives them the ability to discern
right from wrong and they develop mercy and faith. Why
would anyone want to do away with that?