Do we still need to obey the law of Moses?
And keep thecharge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: (1 Kings 2:3, KJV)
Author of the first book of kings is telling us to keep the commandment of the LORD our God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His statutes and commandments, and His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that we may prosper in all things listed in the next verse. The main question is, do we still need to keep Moses law as it is commanded? Do you ask yourself, am I obeying God? Am I good enough in his eyes?
Without a deeper explanation, no, we are not obligated to keep the law, as the people were in those days. On the other hand, that doesn’t mean you can live the way you want. Jesus fulfilled the law for us, for that we don’t need to. Moses’s law is full of sacrifices, usually all kinds of animals. Jesus, as the Lamb, sacrificed Himself so that anymore no one dies. The blood of a Lamb is all-powerful and enough to clean every sin and cure every disease. In addition, a lot of texts in the New testament are testifying. Then, how do we prosper in all things listed here? The simplest answer to be through faith, and our consistency, asking and seeking the Kingdom of God. In conclusion, it is the living by faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord that makes us prosper.
As long as you have a personal relationship with our Lord, don’t worry. Good is good, He doesn’t want anything from you except you. He loves you for who you are, but He loves you too much to let you live without growing.
Homework: Read chapter 6 in Matthew. Meditate on these verses.