“Let Us Be Thankful that Jesus Christ Offers Us Unique Righteousness讓我們感謝耶穌基督給了我們獨特的公義“（Matthew 马太福音 5:19-20）
Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practises and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Lord Jesus addresses His disciples’ relationship to Moses’ Law. The commandments are to be obeyed as explained and fulfilled by His life and teaching, not as in the legalistic thinking of the religious authorities of that day. So we as Christians are done through Him with the law as a means of gaining a righteous standing before God and do not run the danger of being called least in the kingdom of heaven by not observing those requirements like animal sacrifice as detailed in the law. When we see what keeping the law really means and our righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees in kind, not degree, we are thankful that Lord Jesus offers us a different kind of righteousness.
Prayer: Father God, the law sends us to Lord Jesus to be justified because it shows us our inability to please you in ourselves. Thank you after we come to Christ, He sends us back to the law to learn your heart for our conduct and sanctification. May the grace and resurrecting power of Jesus Christ, your abundant love, and the fellowship and guidance of the Holy Spirit be with us always having a life living up to your call. Amen.