|Mercy Street Church of Christ
When Jesus said that Christian righteousness must exceed
pharisaic righteousness (Mt. 5:20), he meant that Christian
righteousness accepts the full implications of the law without
trying to dodge them. It recognizes that the law's domain
extends beyond the actual deed to the word, and beyond the word
to the thoughts and motives of the heart. Pharisaic
righteousness was an outward conformity to human traditions;
Christian righteousness is an inward conformity of mind and
heart to the revealed will of God.
grace and peace,
For Mercy Street Ministries, I'm Stan Baldwin.
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