Law vs Grace
Kelly Balarie writes in her recent book, Battle Ready:
“I find law keeping not to be freedom but bondage. If you’re starting to feel you need to follow this book to the letter of the law, then perhaps it’s wise I remind you of Love. Love came on account of you and poured out His Life, His Blood. Love had His Body broken so yours could be restored forever. Love let go of your every past wrong and turned them right in His sight. Love rose again and filled you with His Spirit. Love sees you. Love empowers you. Love fills you to the complete measure of God, making you look like Christ. When you’re overwhelmed by the never-able-to-befulfilled law, lean back on the always-present, never-failing love of Christ. It will lead you home.” Love, Kelly
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Heavenly Father, may we not practice the “Do whatever you want because you’re forgiven anyways,” train of thought NOR the, “I’m better than you because I’ve never done the following..(insert sin here).” May those who claim to be Jesus followers walk in the Spirit, not the flesh. Galatians 5:16 In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing! Galatians 2:21
gained through the law, Christ died for nothing! Galatians 2:21