Righteousness?

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Jesus is teaching people how to live God’s way. It’s called the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:5. What does righteousness mean?

High jumpers have to get completely over the bar. Going under the bar is no good. Jumping into the bar is no good. If every part gets over the bar but the heel just knocks the bar off, the jump is no good.

God doesn’t accept 70% good from us. Or 85%. Or 95%. God Himself is 100% perfect. He expects that from all of us. That is the bar for everyone. 100% perfect. Every day. All our lives.

Ouch! I’m not close to 100%. Neither are you. So what do we do?

That’s for next week!