"HATE THY FATHER AND MOTHER"
Second - hate thy "mother" (continuation)
The kind of righteousness that people get from the "letter" of word is limited to MORALITY. They therefore become pious or virtuous with RELIGIOSITY! To God this is "man’s standard of righteousness" that Jesus Christ saw in the Scribes and Pharisees. No wonder He rebuked them:
Matthew 23:24 "Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel."
Matthew 23:25 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess."
Matthew 23:26 "Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also."
To have a complete grasp of the distinction between God and Man’s righteousness, read the whole of Matthew 23. It is unbelievable that the very people perceived to be ministers of righteousness are the people that prevent souls from entering the "strait gate."
Matthew 7:13 "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:"
Matthew 7:14 "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
Matthew 23:5 "But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,"
Matthew 23:8 "But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."
Matthew 23:13 "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in."
Matthew 23:15 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves."
Matthew 23:28 "Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity."
Matthew 23:33 "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?"
Very clearly "my mother" is a group or sect that is limited to the "letter" or literal meaning of the word, and have not heard or subscribed to the spiritual revelations thereof.
TO BE CONTINUED