When I was a missionary in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, we had an investigator named Leonid. He liked a lot of things about the Church and would come frequently. But he big hangup was the fact that we worshipped on Sunday rather than Saturday. For him, God’s word regarding Sabbath worship on Saturday could never change.
As we taught him, I shared the saviour’s message to the Nephrite’s. I tried to explain to him that Christ was the lawgiver and that in our day he has one again given us a new orded of worship based on Sunday worship. But he could not get past his strongly held notion of an engaging word of God.
This chapter answers his concerns more than any other I know. Christ makes it clear that he is the one that was lawgiver. He is also the law fulfiller.
“5 Behold, I am he that gave the law, and I am he who covenanted with my people Israel; therefore, the law in me is fulfilled, for I have come to fulfil the law; therefore it hath an end.”
It is Christ that we follow. He is a living God who gives us the perfect path to follow. He gives us the commandments we need for our day and time. If we will follow him, he will lead the way back:
“9 Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.”
I love this promise. Christ himself is telling us to focus on him. He will lead us and we will be his.