How Did Jesus Fulfill The Law?

How did Jesus fulfill the law? He did it by perfectly obeying it. He never once sinned, even though He was tempted in every way that we are. He perfectly fulfilled His purpose on earth, and His obedience to the law showed us the way to live.

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who is jesus?

There is much debate over who Jesus was and what His true purpose was. Many Christians believe that Jesus came to fulfill the law, while others believe that He came to abolish it. So, what does the Bible actually say about this topic?

First, we must understand that the word “law” can refer to different things. It can refer to the moral law, which is our understanding of right and wrong given to us by God. This is also known as the Ten Commandments. The law can also refer to the ceremonial law, which are the rules and regulations surrounding Jewish religious ceremonies and practices. Finally, the law can refer to the civil law, which are the laws governing human behavior in society.

When we read that Jesus came to fulfill the law, we must determine which type of law He is referring to. In Matthew 5:17-19, Jesus says,”Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” Here, it is clear that Jesus is referring to the moral law – He has come to fulfill it, not abolish it.

But what does it mean when Jesus says He has come to “fulfill” the law? This doesn’t mean that Jesus simply obeyed all of its rules and regulations perfectly. Rather, He fulfilled the deeper purpose of the law – He showed us how we can live in harmony with God’s will. In doing so, He made it possible for us to be forgiven and have eternal life (John 3:16).

what is the law?

The law is a guide for living that was given by God to the people of Israel. It contains rules regarding everything from how to worship God to how to treat other people. Jesus fulfilled the law perfectly, and his obedience brings us salvation.

how did jesus fulfill the law?

There is some debate over how exactly Jesus fulfilled the law, but there are a few things that are generally agreed upon. First, Jesus kept the law perfectly. He was never charged with breaking any of the Mosaic laws and he always upheld them to the letter. Secondly, Jesus commissioned his followers to spread the gospel and teach people about God’s love for them – something that was not asked of the Israelites under the old covenant. Finally, Jesus offered himself up as a sacrificial lamb, dying in our place so that we might be forgiven and have eternal life. In doing so, he changed the nature of the law from one of penalization to one of grace and mercy.

what does this mean for us?

When Jesus said He came to fulfill the law, what did He mean? The simple answer is that He meant He came to obey it perfectly— something we could not do. But what does that mean for us?

As Christians, we are not under the law in the same way that our Jewish brothers and sisters are. We are not saved by obeying the law. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. His perfect obedience is credited to us, and His death on the cross pays the penalty for our sin. But even though we are not under the law, there are some ways in which it still applies to us.

Here are a few ways in which Jesus’ fulfillment of the law affects us today:

1) It shows us God’s character
2) It shows us how we should live
3) It convicts us of sin
4) It points us to Jesus


In conclusion, Jesus fulfilled the law through His perfect obedience to it and by offering Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sin. Our obedience to the law cannot save us, but it is evidence of our faith in Christ and our desire to please Him. As we walk in obedience to God’s law, we can know that we are pleasing Him and bringing glory to His name.

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