Did Jesus break the law in the Bible?
No, beloved, Jesus was the Law.
In Matthew, Jesus teaches the beatitudes and right after, He shares His mission with the people which is not to break the law but to complete it.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 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.
The word of God is everlasting. It is indestructible and will be around when this world passes away. Jesus did not destroy the law. He fulfilled it. He completed the cycle. The law of Moses was given to Israel because they needed a guide. For hundreds of years, they lived and died by these laws. They were to atone for sin by various methods of sacrifice, have priests go to the “holy place” to speak to God on their behalf, pay taxes (tithes) to feed said priests, suffer stoning for sins and the list goes on. No, beloved, it did not end with the famous “ten commandments”. There were hundreds more.
But, when the prophecy of the coming of the Messiah was satisfied, this brought the completion not the abolition of the law. (Keep in mind those who died before Christ were saved by obeying the law.) The Mission of Christ was to embody the word of God and bring to life all that was written. In order to do this, Jesus lived a perfect life, obeying these laws so that He would be a perfect sacrifice to finally satisfy the debt humanity owed to God for our sins.
Remember when Jesus asked John the Baptist, to baptize him? Poor confused John did not understand why Jesus would ask to be baptized. John responded, “Lord, it is you who should baptize me!” But Jesus told him that this was needed to fulfill all righteousness! Dear heart, this obedience of the law was so He could fulfill the ceremonious requirement of a sacrifice for our sins.
Just before Jesus died on the cross, His words were “It is finished”. What sweet and loving words to let the world know that the law is complete. The debt has been satisfied. We no longer need a priest. We are clean from sin and can go to God for ourselves. Sacrifice for personal atonement for sin is not necessary. Our eternal salvation was and still is secure.
But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Friends do not allow anyone to tell you that you must DO anything for salvation. We are not governed by the laws that require us to work for eternal life. We are under the law of Christ. We are saved by believing that Jesus Christ has fulfilled EVERY requirement for us so that we may be in the presence of God forever.
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.