“except your righteousness exceed the righteousness of the scribes & Pharisees, you shall in no case enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:20.
The songs goes, “Lord, I need You!”
Dear Lord, I come clean in front of You & I come up empty. I lack. I don’t have to go miles on my own making sure I’m doing all the right & expected things according to man. You are a thought away, a prayer away.
When Jesus calls us hypocrites and evil, I can’t argue. Matthew 6:16, “they disfigure their faces, to appear to men to fast. Matthew 6:2, “when you do alms, don’t sound a trumpet as the hypocrites do.”