The Grammar And Punctuation Of Jesus

I've been reading a grammar book, which I'll admit is no easy task. Not because I abhor reading, but because, pencil and note cards in hand, I'm actually trying to learn this thing. I'm trying to fulfill a task which is all but impossible. I need to learn bout pejoratives, modifiers, clauses, dangling participles, and you name it, I'm scribbling it down, desperately trying to commit it to memory with the aid of orange note cards.

I have a goal in sight.

To be a paid writer who is not in need of a copy editor. That's right. To be able to submit my work with the knowledge that every proverbial t is crossed and every i is dotted. And it's hair-raising work. Difficult work. Precise work. And that's just for the sake of self-expression in my native tongue in which I am already well-versed.

Now imagine that we're talking about the Jewish law.

All 613 of the do's and do not's which nail your hands and mine to a destiny date with death which we could not possibly avoid. Imagine the entire world waiting for a Savior to keep them from a hell which yawned before them if they could not get the entire thing right. Imagine being under that pressure. If not for grace. 

And thankfully we're not under that rule of law. 

Because Jesus knew about His punctuation. He says in Matthew 5:17-18,

'think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.'

Though the stakes seem high today if I leave off a comma or a semicolon, the stakes for leaving off such an aspect of the law implies utter destruction, a soul forever left in hell. But Jesus was the answer to the law. He was the complete, flawless, sinless lamb of God who came to save the world from their sins.

It is because of the symbolic grammar of Jesus that we never need to worry whether or not His sacrifice was good enough. No other perfect man has ever lived and died sinless. No other man on earth as ever been the Son of God.

Until Jesus.

Jesus, both man and God, died on the cross at Calvary to offer a complete and perfect sacrifice for you and for me. If you have already believed in Him, you can rest assured that His payment is more than enough than what you'll ever need. If you have not yet, you can read about why you need to do so here. His sacrifice is one you can accept for it has the all-sufficient power to save.

Because Jesus paid your way, you do not need to follow a set of rules or try to keep the law in order to be saved. Though if there had been a law that could have given life, it would have been the Mosaic law. Instead Jesus is the way the truth and the life and by Him we are saved.

His blood paid the sin debt for you and me and is applied to our sins when we call on Him in faith and believe. We need not be a debtor to sin, a slave to the law, or knowledgeable in Jewish law.

We need not become sticklers for our punctuation and spelling as Jesus is our copy editor, full of grace, who goes behind us fixing all the places we've messed up. He dotted every i and crossed every t for us on the cross at Calvary. Because of Jesus we can lay down our book of grammar. 

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