Forgiveness Transforms

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Love overrules the rules.

(Listen to my song “God’s Love Is All You Need” by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 5:20

“I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

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Jesus had just finished telling his followers that he would fulfill God’s law and “not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter” of God’s law would fail to come to pass.

But then he added the line above.

The religious leaders held everyone strictly to the rules without bending.

But Jesus sometime overruled the rules

That was unthinkable to the scribes and Pharisees who were “either-or” thinkers preaching that you either followed the rules and passed, or you didn’t follow them and failed.

On the other hand…Jesus was a “both-and” thinker who preached that you both followed the rules and were willing to bend them when it was the compassionate thing to do.

Did you ever think about how God overrules the Ten Commandments whenever God forgives us for breaking them?

That’s because Love is the number one priority.

Jesus said the greatest commandments are to love God with all your heart, mind and soul and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).

It’s only through compassion and forgiveness that we enter the kingdom of heaven.

That process begins now.

Who needs your compassion and forgiveness?

Besides others…it could also be you!

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Listen to the song of the day “God’s Love Is All You Need” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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