Matthew 5:18, “18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”
In verse 18 Jesus is making a strong statement because when Jesus says, “Smallest letter or stroke” He is talking about commas and hyphens, which means every word on every page is important and will be accomplished.
This means Jesus is really committed to all of Scripture, and this is why our church family is really committed to Scripture. It is the prayer of our elder team that our conversations would be shaped by the Scripture. It is our hope that husbands and wives would be setting aside time every week to read Scripture together.
To be clear: We’re not trying to read the Bible just to read the Bible. In verse 17 Jesus says, “He came to fulfill the Scriptures” which means the more you know the Scriptures the more you know Jesus.
Naturally we push back and say, “But I don’t understand what I am reading.” That’s okay! Just keep reading. When we ignore parts of the Scripture because they are confusing, boring, or uncomfortable, then we are ignoring HUGE parts of Jesus, because in verses 17-18 Jesus is saying, “All of Scripture is IMPORTANT and all of Scripture will be ACCOMPLISHED.
- Read Scripture every day
- Ask the Holy Spirit to help you shape your conversations around Scripture throughout the day.
- Humble yourself to ask others for help.
- Build relationships with other men and women who want to read, study and learn about Jesus through the Scriptures.