For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
There it is. The essence of our need. The most righteous people, were not righteous enough. This is why we need the fulfiller of the Law to be our righteousness for us.
Consider this verse as you go through your day. Meditate on your need for THE saviour, Jesus Christ.