A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD
“For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
The Pharisees were a religious group back in Biblical times.They were strict adherence to the law but they were content to obey the law outwardly without allowing it to change their hearts.They acted piously but they were far from the kingdom of God. We sometimes assume the person has a relationship with God by what he does outwardly but it is what you do with Jesus in your heart that really counts.It is confessing your sins and repenting of them that God sees and then and only then can you enter heaven where God lives and rules.
We are saved by what God does within us not what we do ourselves