The Righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees

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 5:19-20 What is the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, and why does their righteousness ban them from the kingdom of heaven? There areContinue reading “The Righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees”

On These Contain All the Law and the Prophets

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. – Matthew 5:17-18 Although weContinue reading “On These Contain All the Law and the Prophets”

Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. — Matthew 5:8 “The heart is deceitful above all things. Who can know it?” We don’t always know ourselves well, but there is One who does and He tries our hearts—not so He can know us, because He knows us fully before we areContinue reading “Blessed are the Pure in Heart”

Blessed are the Meek

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. – Matthew 5:5 As Christians, we are made joint heirs with Jesus Christ. He will return one day, and as He has promised, “He that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame and am sat downContinue reading “Blessed are the Meek”