Law Keeper asked: Why would Jesus spend 33-years studying the Law then die if the Law was to become obsolete?
First of all, God’s moral law will never become “obsolete” (Matthew 24:35). God’s moral law is provided every human being at conception as we are created in the spiritual image of God with certain communicable attributes of God; knowledge of God’s moral mandates is but one of these communicable attributes (Genesis 1:26-28).
Second, God’s moral law,
1) Acts a bulwark restraining narcissism/arbitrating free will by the conscience thereby curtailing human self-destruction which would thwart God’s eschatological plan and give victory to Satan.
2) Defines God’s righteous decrees through the conscience thereby allowing for justice, adjudication with due process in Holy Judgment (Rev 20:11-15).
Third, the Law of the Covenant, given specifically to Israel’s children, is NOTHING NEW or novel but is simply a reiteration, with some specificity, of the Law of Conscience infused within every human being from Adam forward (Romans 2:14-15).
As a Christian, I don’t walk through this life enslaved to letters in stone or scratched upon parchment (Romans 6:17-18)…I walk in “peace” with God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1) as the Holy Spirit is my Law (John 14:26) and He teaches me (1 John 2:27) and guides me daily in obedience (Galatians 5:16) as I am forgiven for sin by faith in Jesus my Lord whereas the Law of the Covenant only condemned me, cursed me, without recourse (Galatians 3:10; Romans 3:20). Don’t you understand the eternal difference and the relevance concerning your eternal destiny? Jesus gives LIFE – the Letter KILLS (2 Corinthians 3:6)!
Finally, Jesus did not require “STUDY”…Jesus wrote the Ten-Commandments on SINAI and the 613-Levitical Laws and Jesus authored the Law of Conscience, the basic moral law (Romans 2:14-15) that arbitrates the angels behavior, convicted Satan, convicted the Adamic and Noahic generations of sin and under girded their destruction by water save eight. This Law of Conscience has arbitrated the behavior of every generation of human kind beginning with Adam and continues in its relevance as an arbiter of free will to this very day and will extend that relevance into Eternity.
You serve a Law Covenant in self-righteousness that only condemns you but provides you nothing but death in Hell (Romans 3:20). Jesus is the only One who kept the Law in mandated perfection and offers you His righteousness by faith in Him as Lord…can’t you see this? Don’t you understand that the only righteousness qualifying you for eternal life…the only righteousness available to you in this life, is the righteousness that Jesus our Messiah earned for you by keeping the Law in mandated perfection (Matthew 5:17) and shedding His innocent blood as atonement for your sin; can’t you understand that you can only access that forgiveness of sin by faith in Jesus as Lord (John 3)?
Why do you insist on dying in Hell when a Path to eternal life awaits you by simply believing-trusting in Jesus Christ as your Lord with sincerity and receiving the Holy Spirit as Guarantor of covenant relationship with God the Father (John 3; Ephesians 1:13-14)?