Pt.#12 (God's Olive Tree Plan, From It's Roots To It's Fruit)- (9-12-20)
(Solomon’s Matthew 5:17-19 Sermon, WHAT’S HE GOT TO DO WITH IT? He’s Jesus’ Key To It’s Understanding!)
Jesus said: ‘I tell you until Heaven and Earth pass away, Not one Jot, and not one Tittle will pass from God’s Law til all things be fulfilled! The key to understanding these difficult words of Jesus, is something He’s hinting at, when He used the first century Hebraic alternative terms: ‘Jot and Tittle’. Without the Hebraic understanding of these terms, we lose the very point that Jesus wants all His listeners to understand. To illustrate His point, Jesus alludes to a famous legend in which King Solomon tries to justify his weakness for women, by changing the Biblical text of Deuteronomy 17. Solomon erased a single letter of God’s Law, in order to change the commandment forbidding the king of Israel of having multiply wives. The Hebrew terms: ‘Jot and Tittle’, are meant to point all serious Bible studiers, back to the events of king Solomon, where he thought it would be OK to erase the smallest letter in the Bible to fit his needs! Jesus’ lesson to all His followers: ‘Don’t even let it enter your minds that I came to Destroy, tear up, change, erase or do away with even one small letter of God’s Law, the way Solomon did!