2 Ch 1-4; Matt 23; Psalm 89:19-end
There is a false opposition between the Law of God and the Gospel. Jesus teaches those he meets as he warns them against the Pharisees ‘ do whatever they teach you and follow it ‘. This is the repentant life which is the precursor to the gospel. It is the life of the wilderness we must pass through that we might enter the promised land. Love of God and Love of Neighbour are not now no longer a requirement for those who would inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. Indeed they are its essence, made manifest in Christ.