Daily Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:19 KJV
Mat 5:19 KJV
(19) Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Today’s Devotional Is CHRIST, THE TEACHER RIGHTEOUSNESS.
OUR LORD Jesus Christ does not destroy but fulfills as spring fulfils its promise. Don’t be afraid of Him. He doesn’t take pleasure in squeezing the cup from its thirsty ends and disappointing your natural and innocent desires. He will most likely be hostile to any form of gratification that is not right for Him, but He will satisfy the desires of those who fear Him the best, so they can live forever.
This is true religion. Christ constructs. He is more positive and less negative than he is; more Yea, Amen, than Nay! The new sap pulses through the trees and the old, dead leaves fall silently to ground as the pulse passes to the tips of each branch. Ask Him to fulfill the principles of righteousness in your life. Christ fulfills the Law and Prophets which clearly stand for the authority of the Old Testament’s principles and principles (Mat_5;17-18). The jot was the smallest Hebrew letters; the tittle was just a part of a letter. It is striking to see the contrast between Christ’s teachings and those of modem critics. They seem to enjoy destruction, in destroying the foundations of faith and giving nothing in their place.
Our Lord’s righteousness is completely different from the one of the Pharisees. It was formal and outwardly focused and selfish because they wanted to be accepted into God’s favor. Christ demands righteousness that is inner, vital, and spiritual. In the finished work of Christ, we stand before God and are credited with righteousness. The Holy Spirit then indwells us with an inner righteousness.
Notice how the Lord differentiates “those from old time” (Mat_5;21) and Himself. “I say unto You.” These words are a sign of His majesty. It was not robbery that He considered equal to God. Yet, He was humble and meek in heart. These statements can only be reconciled if we believe that He is Emmanuel–God with Us.
PRAYER for Today
O Captain and Leader in the Holy War, may truth be the girdle around my loins, righteousness my breastplate, salvation my helmet, peace for me feet, faith my shield, and righteousness my breastplate. I will not be in fellowship with the unfruitful works and darkness. Instead, I will reprove them through my consistent life. AMEN.