Our own righteousness is no better than that of the Scribes and Pharisees. We need something much greater to justify us before a Holy God.
We do not have to slavishly seek to please God by our will or works. We can, with great liberty, live our live in thankful righteousness.
Fellow child of the King, if we do not give God the glory, who will?
I discovered the reason I wasn’t being persecuted was because I wasn’t acting righteous enough!
Whether you are actually hungry or you hunger and thirst after righteousness, the feeling is the same — empty.
Poor, weak, and worthless though I am, I have a rich Almighty Friend! Jesus, the Savior is His name. He freely loves and without end.
The life of Jesus Christ is the standard of holiness. When we compare, or rather contrast, our life to that of Jesus we will see we fall very short and that we too need…Mercy.
Luke turns our focus from the law to Christ. The law points to the righteousness of God, so it is important. However, Jesus is the fulfillment of that law for us.