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|Your Righteous Has To Exceed What Is Expected Of Old Isreal by OpenYourEyes1: 7:50am On Jan 14|
Our LORD warned against people who won't do better than what is expected of old testament Isreal.
We have to live in constant holiness.
The is Church bride of JESUS CHRIST. Do you know what that means? You have to continue to be Holy to remain attached to the Holy Tree of Life (JESUS CHRIST)
"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
|Re: Your Righteous Has To Exceed What Is Expected Of Old Isreal by psucc(m): 8:45am On Jan 14|
OpenYourEyes1:Please, brother, the verse you referred did not mean "Old Testament Israel". Rather, the Pharisees and the Scribes were people who practiced the act of worship to piously that you hardly can find fault. They observed that Sabbath, Pay tithes (the most important part of the then worship) even of the least items, were very good at alms giving. They were so "closed" to God that others were "Condemned".
Thus, a read of Matthew 23:23 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone" gives a vivid picture of what the Scribes and the Pharisees practice.
But they were closer to God with their actions while their hearts was that of stone. They lack basic characters of God viz, forgiveness, Justice, mercy and faith in God.
Today, many Christian's are not better. We put up great attendance to church activities, give excellent offerings and donations, and earned the title "In Good Standing" but our hearts are lions' den. Nobody gets there and come back unscathed.
May God help us.
|Re: Your Righteous Has To Exceed What Is Expected Of Old Isreal by OpenYourEyes1: 7:59am On Jan 22|
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