People get so caught up in practice and tradition that they miss the telos of their tradition – the point of their practice. It is Jesus.
This text forces us to come to terms with questions like, “What makes someone healthy or sick? What makes someone a sinner or righteous? Who is welcome to the table with Jesus?
Jesus is the true and better Adam, Son of promise, King, and Prophet, anointed as Messiah by the Spirit at His baptism.
The kingdom of God is coming. Rejoice Christian! Your sins are forgiven, and death is no more.
The Word of God who created the world, is recreating the world so that we would be brought back to the God we were made to delight in.
May we seek to enter into this sinful world to tell other image-bearers of the Word who already entered sin, bore sin, and finished sin, calling them to place their delight in Jesus the eternal Son of God who took on flesh.