What a releif

Unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Matt. 5:20

Right before this Jesus proves that our obedience to the Old Testament law is inadequate and right after He equates attitudes with actions (if you are angry you commit murder). Controlling thoughts and attitudes is even harder than controlling behavior, but Jesus is not introducing new laws for us to fail to keep, instead He is establishing our need for His righteousness. The Kingdom of Heaven is His gift not our reward for being good.

Lord, I am so relieved.