What Is Jesus’ Law?
“Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
He will not cry out, nor raise His voice, Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.
He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law” (Isaiah 42:1-4).
Isaiah prophesies concerning the Messiah and states emphatically that the Messiah will deliver a law. The law is the foundation for the justice that He brings. The law is the foundation of the hope of the “coastlands” that are waiting for his arrival.
The law would be the truth that He delivers when He comes. John wrote, “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). Jesus said we would be judged by His words (John 12:48). We need to understand that Jesus came to deliver a law, not a law like Moses’ law, but a perfect law (James 1:25). A better law (cf. Hebrews) and a better covenant.
Jesus law, His covenant, is the New Testament and we are responsible for obeying that law. If we do not, we will be judged by the One who gave the law. Are you obedient to the law of God today? If so, it delivers you hope. If not, it promises your judgment.
What does the law tell require from you? Have you thought to ask?