- "I have come...".
- "I have not come to ____ but to ____."
- "I will come..."
- "Until I come..."
Matthew gets us started by recording Jesus speaking plainly about His relationship with The Law. Jesus said, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.(5:17)
Jesus answers the what question. He was here - "to call". And He answers the who question - "sinners". But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." (Matthew 9:13)