Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | April 30, 2021 | THE BEATITUDES | Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes

Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5:20
Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5:20
Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

Beloved brethren , you must really be wise as counseled by our Lord Jesus Christ.

You must be wiser than many churchgoers who are holding unto what the Bible refered to as broken cistern.

Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

This means people holding on to righteousness that can not avail with God.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Beloved brethren, while you a Bible believing believers, hold unto righteousness inputted through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross, they, ordinary churchgoers hold unto others things.

They held only to the outside, but we must make conscience of inside godliness.

They aimed at the praise and applause of men, but we must aim at acceptance with God:

They were proud of what they did in religion, and trusted to it as a righteousness but we, when we have done all, must deny ourselves, and say, We are unprofitable servants, and trust only to the righteousness of Christ and thus we may go beyond the scribes and Pharisees. See this.

Luke 18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

This righteousness shall lead to eternal damnation.

But then on the contrary, the righteousness that shall lead you to the kingdom of heaven is very different.

Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

This righteousness are in two folds. One the inputted righteousness, that comes through faith in the blood of Jesus and His finished works on the cross.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

And then the imparted righteousness, which comes through grace.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

It is the righteousness that makes you hate iniquities like Christ.

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

These are the righteousness that exceeds that of scribes and Pharisees.

Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Go and do likewise.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:20

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