“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets;
I did not come to abolish but to fulfill."
The Jews were looking for an easy way out of obeying God. In light of the Law they stood condemned and they hoped that Jesus would do away with the Mosaic Law and usher in a more liberal view of God's commandments. A view that would make it easier for them to come into God's presence. But Jesus didn't change or do away with the Law or the Prophesies. He fulfilled them all. "He fulfilled every prophesy of the Messiah. He kept every law and commandment perfectly. He was the substance of all the shadows of Messiah in the sacriical system, the Tabernacle and its various parts and the Jewish feasts -- Col 2:17, Heb 10:1." (PreceptAustin.org)