The Standard

But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.
— Hebrews 1:2

Jesus is not just a perfect reflection of The Law, The Law is a perfect reflection of Jesus. Jesus is the first and last in all things, and without Him, there is no law - without Christ, there is nothing (John 1:3). Jesus Christ has been the standard from the beginning of all creation! 

The Law shows that sinful human beings (that being you and me) can never meet God’s standard for life (No one is Jesus). And according to Scripture, everyone is held accountable to law until they find their life in Jesus Christ. Why? Because The Law is God’s perfect standard! The law was put in place to reveal what a perfect reflection of what Gods’ standard looks like, what it took for a person to stand before God, and to show that no man could come close to Him. Man is utterly sinful (Galatians 3:23; Romans 5:20). Consequently when the Son of God was revealed (the Alpha and Omega), it became evident that The Law was always a perfect reflection of Him (the embodiment of God’s standard - The Word in the flesh - John 1:14). 

The beauty of the gospel is that if you are in Christ and Christ is in you, you meet the standard because you are in the standard. But a misunderstanding needs to be addressed - God did not just do what you could never do, rather He is who you could never be (the perfect standard), and if you are in Him you will be changed (John 11:25; Colossians 3:4). Because God loves you so much, He gave you His Son to live in so that in Him you might share in His life as well. God gave His Son for you to live in Him and Him in  you, so that as He lives in you He would make you a perfect reflection of Himself, fulfilling His standard in you (Colossians 1:28)!
So how does Christ’s sacrifice work? Do we die with Him to just live "like" Him, live “for" Him, or just to live “new?" No, we die with Him so that He will Live and be our Life in us and through us - that we might live with Him and through Him (Romans 6:8)! Thank God we have our Life in The Standard, Jesus Christ, and can be called His body! 

Meditate on this verse today: John 15:4-5 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”