Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Righteousness by Effort?

No one obeyed the entire Law of Moses, not even Jesus, He violated the letter (but not the spirit) of the law right in front of the men who thought it was their job to make sure no one did.

Not one person was ever made righteous by the law.

Jesus took the law and made it even more difficult to obey, He took the difficult and made it impossible. He added that even emotions and thinking would cause you to violate the God's laws.

Its like He was saying to His disciples, "now listen to this, hehehe, If you just look at a woman with lust in your heart, you have committed adultery". Wait, wait, I got another one, If your angry with your brother it is just the same as murdering Him!

And to top it all off He said we have to be as perfect as God Himself if you want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus made it absolutly impossble to attain being righteous (without blaim) by our own effort.

Why would he make it impossible for anyone to live righteously? Because His plan was to do away with the silly laws, to conquer sin and death, to indwell every one and make us as perfect as He is. We become righteous (blaimless) because He abides in us, all of us.

It has never been about what we do, what we say, it has always been about what He has already done for us by His life and death on earth as one of us.

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