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Matt 5:17-20 (NLT)

17 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. 19 So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. 

20 “But I warn you—unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven! 

God’s law was fulfilled by the life of Christ, even to the smallest details of life.  God and His ways are eternal, they are not dependent upon a person, place or thing.  The demonstration of His law and ways will be unchanged.  When we choose to live our lives according to his truth then we experience the joy of His favor.  Only through Christ are we able to live this kind of life for He is the only one who fulfilled the law, to it’s fullest detail, and through Him we enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  

Pray:

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for sending your Son to fulfill your law.  Forgive me Father for the ways I have broken your law and ignored its veracity.  Forgive me Father for the ways I have influenced others to join foolish pursuits.  Thank you that the righteousness of Christ not only covers my sin but provides me the security to enter into your presence, both now and the day I will enter your Kingdom in Heaven.  Amen.

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