"For I say unto you, that except your righteousness exceed the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Luke 18: 9- 14
Relationship with GOD is more than playing religion. It entails possessing this very nature. The bible says can two walk together except they be in agreement? It is not enough for someone to go to church, having great titles, encumbered with many religious rites or activities, giving alms to the poor, observing regular fasting and prayer, speaking in tongues and many more. All these are good but they are not highly esteemed in the sight of GOD as producing the fruit of righteousness.
Jesus warned his disciples to desist from the righteousness of the scribes and the pharisees who only had the form of godliness but denied the power thereof. Living a righteous life is by faith in God through regeneration and by outward exhibition of good deeds and struggle in human flesh.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Lord impact in me the true nature of righteousness within me that I may be like thee.