“But I warn you—unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven!” Matthew 5:20 (NLT)

The Law is good, but it will never save us. That’s because the only way we can ever live into obedience to the Law is by the power of the Holy Spirit, given to us by grace through faith. May God open our eyes not only to the truth and goodness of his commandments, but also to our own utter inability to obey them in our own strength. Then may He give us the faith to rely on Jesus’ own perfect fulfillment of the Law for both our salvation and our obedience.