“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets.

   I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”

                     (Matthew 5:17)


The Pharisees were consumed with following the law to the letter, making them oppressively legalistic. Yet this kind of narrow vision was not such a new diagnosis for Jesus. From the outset of His ministry, He was trying to get His disciples to focus on the things that really mattered, yet they were being pulled in two different directions. Perhaps you, too, are missing the point about the essential things Christ is doing in your life by looking in two directions. What are the signs that the Lord Jesus continually reveals to you?