Wisdom's Corner
Dot Your I's and Cross Your T's

When I was a little boy, I had to learn how to write. It was difficult but I finally learned how to do it. You may be learning how to write. While it can be hard to learn, it sure is fun and exciting to learn to do something new. And it is especially rewarding when you learn to do it right.

In the english language we have the letters I and T. That is how they are written in capitals. In small letters they look like this, i and t. When learning how to write it is always important to remember to put the small dot above the i letter. And you must always remember to put the cross mark on the t letter.

If you do not do this, then you have not completed writing the letters. You did not finish what you had started. Those little marks may seem unimportant, but they are very important. They are part of what makes the english language.

Jesus says he came to fulfill the law of Moses and the prophets. In Matthew 5:18 He said, "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 jot and the tittle were very small parts of the greek and Hebrew languages. The jot was the smallest letter in the greek language. The tittle was a little mark put on some Hebrew letters to give them a slightly different meaning.

Jesus was saying that not even one small part of the prophecies or the law would go unfulfilled. He was going to fulfill all prophecies and the law. This would prove that He was the Son of God. If He did not fulfill all the law and prophecies then He was not the Son of God. He would not have completed what He had started. And if he completed what he had started, then the Old Law would be fulfilled and the New Law would come into effect.

It is wonderful to know that Jesus did indeed finish what He had started. He remembered to dot all of His i's and cross all of His t's. He is our Savior. We should all want to follow His example.

Until next time, keep studying your Bible. Learn what is needed for you to dot all of your spiritual I's and spiritual T's. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School