Legalism is something that every believer of every denomination struggles with to some extent. We’re supposed to do this, we’re not supposed to do that, and we often find ourselves condemning ourselves and others when we fail. These passages more or less point out that not failing is not an option when we place ourselves under the weight of the entire law. If we are not following each and every one of the six hundred & thirteen laws given in the Book of the Law then we are still cursed. “For it is by grace you have been saved through faith. And it is not anything you have done; it is the gift of God, not a result of works…” So us worrying about whether we, or others, are following this rule or that one is pointless. Our behavior, attitudes, and actions should flow naturally from our growing relationship with our Father and His Son. What we desire should morph over time into just wanting to please Him and that gives us freedom from the burden of rule following. So long as the freedom you find does not cause others to stumble in their own walk with God then you can walk in that freedom and be at peace rather than stressing over how you should act. *This is not a free pass to do whatever we want. It is important to know what God’s word says, know what He considers sinful and displeasing as well as what He considers good. Seek to know God and to please Him and you will stay on the right path!*

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8-9‬

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