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Matthew 5:19-20

Matthew 5:19–20 (ESV): "20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."


The ticket for entrance into heaven is perfect righteousness. No one will enter without it. Thankfully Jesus is giving out free tickets!

Jesus said He didn't come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. If He was going to be the Savior of the world He must be perfectly obedient to the law. Since He was He is declared perfectly righteous and can offer all mankind a ticket to heaven. There is NO OTHER WAY to enter! Jesus makes it clear that unless the righteousness of a person exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees that no one will enter heaven. He was making it known that He alone can provide the righteousness we need to get into heaven.

Do you have the right ticket to enter heaven? If you are relying on Christ alone for the fulfillment of the law and have put your faith in His death and resurrection then you have obtained the righteousness necessary to enter the kingdom of heaven. If you are relying on yourself sadly you have a false sense of security. You can never be good enough to enter. Never think for a second that your righteousness is enough. Christ alone is our ticket to heaven. Put all your eggs in His basket and leave it to Him to get you in, amen?

Father, we thank You for providing us with the only kind of righteousness that can save. Jesus is our only hope and we trust in Him alone to fulfill the law. May our lives reflect the dependence we are to have on Your Son all the days of our lives we pray in Jesus' name, amen!
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