Right of Righteous
For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.—Matthew 5:20
This sentence is the thesis statement of the greatest sermon ever preached—the Sermon on the Mount delivered by Jesus Christ. Jesus, in this sermon, was about to dismantle everything religious teachers taught and even thought was right. While many of the religious leaders of the day thought they had the corner market on the legal interpretation of the law, but Jesus was about to deliver the law that He had given.
The lesson is simple. You can seek to be right, or you can seek to be righteous.
DO THIS: Be righteous, let God be right.
PRAY THIS: God, we all need you. Be our righteousness.