“Don’t suppose for a minute that I have come to demolish the Scriptures—either God’s Law or the Prophets. I’m not here to demolish but to complete. I am going to put it all together, pull it all together in a vast panorama. God’s Law is more real and lasting than the stars in the sky and the ground at your feet. Long after stars burn out and earth wears out, God’s Law will be alive and working.”
Matthew 5:17-18 (MSG)
I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I don’t like things to be left unfinished. I like a job to be done well with all the strings tied up and everything neatly finalised and concluded. I like things to be completed. And the good news for me (and for you if you don’t like doing the work yourself!) is that God is in the business of completing.
Jesus came to complete the law.
Jesus came to complete the prophets.
Jesus came to complete you.
The verses following on from the above talk about not even one “jot or tittle” will pass away from the law until it is fulfilled. In Hebrew, a jot refers to the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet; it looks like half a letter. The tittle is a small mark in a Hebrew letter a bit like the crossing of a ‘t’. God is into details. If He’s interested in the tiniest marks of an actual written letter, then you can be sure that He’s into the details of your life right now.
Colossians 2:10 tells us that we are complete through our union with Christ. Complete – nothing lacking, whole, full, comprehensively complete. And if you don’t feel particularly complete right now, don’t worry. I am certain that God, “who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6).