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February 1, 2018, 9:09 AM

Morning Coffee

Feb 1, 2018

Matthew 5:20 (KJV)
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.

This is very interesting; is Jesus referring to an impossibility, or a level of difficulty? These were the most spiritual men on the planet! How can we be better than them?  “…yet our Lord Jesus here tells his disciples, that the religion he came to establish, did not only exclude the badness, but excel the goodness, of the scribes and Pharisees. We must do more than they, and better than they, or we shall come short of heaven.” (Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible.). Jesus knows the level of commitment these men have. But this new movement is open to all who believe. The level of difficulty is the flesh side of religion. There must be a time when our good works account for something. Man is always trying to find a way, a different way to God. The impossibility is Gods side. As you are, there is nothing you can do to take away your sin.

“Romans 3:23 (KJV) 23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  Romans 6:22-23 (KJV) 23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:8 (KJV)  8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 10:8-9 (KJV) 9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:13 (KJV) 13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” God takes care of the impossibility, for with God all things are possible. We are blessed!

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