17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 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.
19 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.
Before the Messiah could fulfill His role as Savior of the world, He first had to live the perfect, sinless life that would satisfy every high standard laid out by God’s Law. We should all be thankful that Jesus decided to come and fulfill the Law instead of coming to enforce the Law. Consider that the Lord would have been well within His rights to arrive on Earth and judge everyone according to the Law. But where God could have manifested justice, He instead showed mercy. Mercy has only been decreed for a time, though, and the judgment that has been held back for so long is coming. (2 Timothy 4:1) Even though every sin has been paid for by Jesus Christ, there will still be many who will be cursed to Hell; not for sinning, but for rejecting the only Blood that has ever fulfilled every law and prophecy. (John 3:18)