- Developed through christian character.
- God want us to experience Saints spiritual surgery.
- Always come to Him.
The pharisees are careful to keep their outside character very clean but God sees the heart. Search your heart what is your motive?
Aim for purity.
How terrible it would be to say you're Holy and Right?
Jesus condemn the pharisees for they have thier own doctrines and ways to enter heaven and by that false teaching prevent man to accept Jesus Christ. It's not about religion, it's about relationship with God.
The most hardest thing to remove to any person are thier tradition and religious beliefs.
We should not copy the example of the pharisees. They keep the people from going to the kingdom of heaven. They can cover up lies.
Know the difference between Sinful anger and righteous anger.
Don't swear anymore. Let your yes be yes and no be no.
Don't break the oath keep the oath you have with the Lord
James 5:12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.
The attitude of the pharisees: hypocrites - putting other people down in order to cover up thier own sins.
Matthew 9:13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Proverbs 29:23 Pride brings a person low,
but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
We should allow God to do the surgery. To change us from within not from the outside.
Put off the former way of life and put in the new way of life.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
The pharisees are so expert in showing themselves good in the outside. But God looks inside and so be pure in heart.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Nothing is hidden in God's eyes.
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
Salvation is God's work and not man's effort.
God doesn't want us to do more for Him but God wants us to be more with Him.
John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”
You will die with your sins if you don't believe in Christ.