Estelle and Robert: To Know Him

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Chapter 14 (v.1) - Nothing Hid that will Not be Revealed

Submitted: July 20, 2019

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Estelle swallowed, wiping clammy palms against her skirts. It was a hard saying. She'd quickly turned from casting a disapproving look at her younger brother when he laughed to widening her eyes as Jesus seemed to call her out. She was always seeking attention. To do well was her aim. Mavy was proud of her. She excelled in everything she put her hand to. But what was her motive? If she answered honestly, and in the light of the presence of Jesus, she found that she had to, she was doing it to show herself as special. There was nothing wrong in taking pride in her work, doing her best, but was her aim that God Himself would be glorified in all she did?

"Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."

 

Mavy paled. Where did she measure up? She often held her head high, even during the grief, that at least she was righteous. Of her own making. Daniel was to be grieved for, for certain, but at least she was holy, pleasing to God. Piously, she continued, merely stopping to flick away stray tears. And what was this Man saying? Unless her righteousness exceeded the righteousness of the highest keepers of the law, she'd be denied heaven? Horror crept into her heart. Had she deceived herself?

"Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill, and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:...

"Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill, and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."Was no one clean and righteous enough to make it?

Lucas let his gaze fall to his toes, momentarily. Guilty as charged. Sarah was a looker even now as she cast flirtatious eyes on him.

 


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