“Aren’t there more important topics to write about than this? What with the state of the world, and the state of the church, who wants to hear about jots and tittles?” Am I right to anticipate comments of this sort? Perhaps. However, I believe an important truth lies in Jesus’ words.
Mt 5:18 “Assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from The Law till all is fulfilled.” (The Law = The Torah, the Pentateuch, the 5 books of Moses.)
First of all, some words of explanation. JOT. The Greek text reads YOD. The Hebrew letter YOD is the smallest of all the letters, and looks somewhat like an apostrophe, or a comma. This is the reason why a person might say, “I don’t care one jot for what you’re saying!” Or the frequent remark, “Hang on, whilst I jot that down.” Some reporters’ notebooks are actually called JOTTERS. Jesus was referring to the smallest letter, saying not one would be missing. [Read more…]