Do Christians Have to Follow the Laws of Moses? Matthew 5:17-19 Explained

What does Matthew 5:17-19 mean? Jesus seems to be teaching that we must follow all the laws of Moses, including the very least of them. Are Christians required to follow all the 612 laws of Moses? This teaching of Jesus must be interpreted in light of his death and resurrection. Romans 7 says that we died to the law through the body of Christ. This video explains how Romans 7 helps us interpret Matthew 5:17-19.

Why Doesn’t God Give More Specific Guidance?

People sometimes wonder, “Why God doesn’t always give us specific guidance about what to do?” When God told Noah to build the ark, he told him what size to make it, which materials to use, and what to bring on board. But many of us don’t receive that type of specific guidance from God. Why? God has given us basic guidance for life, telling us what is right and wrong. With the guidance and boundaries he has given us, there are a variety of ways that we can bring goodness and beauty into the world. I think half the fun for God is seeing our creativity. What will we do with what he has given us? What unique decisions and expressions will you make that delight the heart of God?