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Exceeding The Scribes

July 19, 2020

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Exceeding The Scribes.

The scribes and the pharisees are highly regarded by authorities as well as leaders in the ancienttimes. They are the scholars of the word of God. They are very knowledgeable in scriptures. They also interpret and apply the scriptures to events in many ways including, presiding over and sentencing of any who erred against or from the faith. Their presence in public is usually greeted with reverence by all. They exhibit high spiritual self righteousness. Due to the above
characteristics of the scribes and the pharisees, the ministry of our Lord jesus faced constant criticism and rejection in many front.

Jesus could see their private life and all hidden sin that no one could see behind the veil. The self righteousness of the scribes and the pharisees is a vain service before God but men can only see their public services.

From the Bible.
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”.

From the above scripture, we can see that Jesus would never want us to offer fruitless service. Whether in public or private, our deeds are never hidden from God. Jesus clearly indulges us to put away hypocrisy which at the end profit us nothing before God. We must be justified first before God and there is nothing to prove to men. That is how Christian’s are expected to exceed the scribes and the pharisees. We are at peace, if we know for a fact that our righteousness isn’t only approved of men but also accepted by God.

From the Bible.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Romans 14:17-18.

Apostle Paul was a man of no half measure in the service of God. In his words from the Bible, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 3:14.

Striving towards perfection is a Christian character. It is in our DNA to follow our God passionately with sincerity of heart and with the fear of God.
In conclusion, we must exceed the scribes and the pharisees by our private and public life.

May your righteousness exceed that of the scribes and the pharisees in Jesus name.
God bless you brethren.

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July 19, 2020
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Walsall,United Kingdom