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Disposition And Deeds

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by freedom07, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Disposition And Deeds

    "Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:20

    The characteristic of a disciple is not that he does good things, but that he is good in motive because he has been made good by the super-natural grace of God. The only thing that exceeds right-doing is right-being. Jesus Christ came to put into any man who would let Him a new heredity which would exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees. Jesus says - If you are My disciple you must be right not only in your living, but in your motives, in your dreams, in the recesses of your mind. You must be so pure in your motives that God Almighty can see nothing to censure. Who can stand in the Eternal Light of God and have nothing for God to censure? Only the Son of God, and Jesus Christ claims that by His Redemption He can put into any man His own disposition, and make him as unsullied and as simple as a child. The purity which God demands is impossible unless I can be remade within, and that is what Jesus has undertaken to do by His Redemption. No man can make himself pure by obeying laws. Jesus Christ does not give us rules and regulations; His teachings are truths that can only be interpreted by the disposition He puts in. The great marvel of Jesus Christ's salvation is that He alters heredity. He does not alter human nature; He alters its mainspring.
    Oswald Chambers
     
  2. This is awesome, Brother Tom!

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  3. Thank you for that freedom07.

    It is put in a most true way.

    Say, my friend, was it taken from 'My upmost for His highest', or was it from some other of his writings?

    Thank you very much.
     
  4. I am a slow learner. Can you explain how the content of the post matches the title, "Disposition and Deed?" Does the author (Oswald Chambers) mean disposition counts more than deed? Can we separate the two clearly?
     

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