Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 26, 2015

Only by Grace

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

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 wise enter into the kingdom of heaven

The Pharisees were devoted to obeying all the laws. They were so intent on obeying the laws that they became full of pride. I know I don’t always obey all of God’s laws. How can I ever enter the Kingdom of Heaven? There is one major difference between the Pharisees’ and myself. I know I can only enter heaven by the grace of God through His Son, Jesus. I want to obey God’s laws and I try to obey them but obeying them to the letter won’t get me into heaven. The Pharisees tried that. I must continually humble myself before God, recognize I am a sinner, not worthy to be in His presence and trust Jesus to cover me with His shed blood in order for me, a sinner, to stand in the presence of the Most Holy God. Pride prohibits grace. Only the humble are open to receiving the grace of God.

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