Matthew 5:21-26 The Spirit of the Law of God

The scribes and pharisees built their interpretations from the letter of the law. They looked at what the scripture said and then made rules to enforce it so that no one broke what the letter spelled out. The pharisees prided themselves on being able to keep the letter of the law and demanded others to do the same. In this way they thought they would be commended by God for their outstanding righteousness. However, Jesus came to show them how they missed the spirit of the law of God