Tue, 22 January 2013
Jesus said, in 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."
I love words. And I love Jesus!
Our Lord said, My words are Spirit, and they are life." (John 6:63)
Every word that He ever spoke is to be studied (Matt 4:4), and pondered. Christ NEVER wasted a word.
That being said (I always wanted to use that phrase!), I love to ponder Matthew 5:20, and this phrase, "In no case."
Makes me think of a trial Judge, looking at His day planner! Wednesday at 2 PM, God vs Esposito, Friday at noon, God vs. Smith. A week from Tuesday is God vs Jones. Unless our righteousness EXCEEDS these practically perfect on the outside keepers of the law, we shall in NO CASE, on a case by case basis, we shall in NO CASE, enter the Kingdom of God!
Are you able to stand before El Shaddai, The Almighty God, on your own merit?
Oh, ok. Hold on a second. I think your case is up next:
BAILIFF, CALL THE NEXT CASE!
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT