Aug 11, 2020
Try as we may to wiggle out of culpability, we have to acknowledge that Jesus was actually raising the bar for his disciples. Not just murder, but anger; not just adultery, but lust; not just avoidance, but taking away anything that causes anger or lust.
All of us, whether believers or not, go astray—sin—and often ignore it or even justify it. But since the LORD has laid on Jesus the iniquity of us all, Jesus can indeed take away all our hope for meeting the criteria for righteousness that He puts forth, leaving us in complete reliance on him.