“Something Greater Than…” = “When the Perfect Comes…”

Jesus used the expression “Something greater than ______ is here” three times in the Gospel of Matthew:

Matthew 12:6 “…something greater than the temple is here.”
Matthew 12:41 “…something greater than Jonah is here.”
Matthew 12:42 “…something greater than Solomon is here.

Paul used an expression with similar meaning:

1 Corinthians 13:10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.

This is the way of God: When He does something greater, the lesser becomes obsolete.

As it says in Hebrews:

Hebrew 8:13 When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete…

Therefore, when God does a new thing, let us not keep clinging to the old thing.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. 

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