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Jesus' compassion for sinners is beyond comprehension; it is exactly what those who are lost need. Yet his confrontation of the self-righteous offers a sober warning to those who still would want to assess themselves in comparison to others instead.
Since God sees in secret, and since God evaluates based upon what he sees in secret, whatever it is that we are before him in the secrecy of our hearts is what matters. Prayer from that secret and hidden corner of our hearts is what we must find to be delightfully satisfying and joy-giving.
True righteousness in giving (or in anything else for that matter) is that which occurs as the natural result of a heart which has been so inclined by God's power and grace. In that way, the left hand doesn't even know what the right hand is doing.
Jesus issues a compelling warning to those who would consider themselves a part of his Kingdom: A lifestyle of unbroken hypocritical self-righteousness may leave a person deceived as to their true spiritual state.
The resurrection of Jesus is the foundation for his presentation to the universe as the Son-of-God-in-power. Most importantly we should regard his resurrection and ascension as the means by which Christ receives his rightful exaltation.
The last of six examples of kingdom righteousness comes with four empowering reasons as to why we should love even our enemies.