Does a jot matter?

BethanySMC - Friday, 13 January 2012 02:40

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. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Mat 5:18-19

In my Christian walk, I have heard many speculations regarding what’s important in the Bible and what’s not; what is lawful for Christians and what is not. Some chose to throw away all restrains hoping for the best, while others go to the extreme.

According to Jesus – everything that is the in the bible, down to the smallest jot – should be important for those who believe. Those who teach the Bible should be extra cautious to follow and teach accurately.

James 3:1 urges those who teach others to be aware of stricter judgment, lest someone teach their own truths. The book of revelation warns that upon removing something from the bible – the teacher is in danger of being rejected from God’s kingdom. The sad reality is that despise so many warnings the number of “new” different bible based religions are growing. 

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 2 Tim 4:3-4. What the Holy Spirit warned about through Apostle Paul is obvious nowadays – you can find organizations that will preach and teach anything you want to believe.

One day God will try everyone’s work and those who will be found faithful will be great in His kingdom. On this trial, the very least commandment recorded in the Bible will matter. It is up to you where you want to draw the line and how obedient you want to be. Nobody will force you to do anything.  Everything points to your love for the Lord who died to save you, to give you future and a hope. 

If you love me- Jesus said, if you want to be in my kingdom, here is my words and my commandments; teach all nations to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you.

Let us set aside all our opinions. Let us not comfort ourselves with false hope, but rather take the time to learn the truth that sets people free. One thing is obvious for those who love; it is not hard to go the extra mile!

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