So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. Galatians 3:11 (NLT)
I find myself asking a lot of questions this morning. If “it is clear the no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law,” then
- Why do I see so many people trying to keep all the rules so that can be “good enough” to earn God’s favor?
- Why do we treat some rules as if they are a litmus test for showing that someone is right with God?
- Why do some of us believe that breaking certain rules is evidence of not being right with God?
- Why do I believe that my obedience to certain rules makes me more right with God than someone who has broken those rules?
- If being made right with God has nothing to do with keeping the rules, then why do we make such a big deal out them?
I want my faith to be more about my relationship with Jesus and less about keeping rules. I want to simply love others instead of measuring them up by what they do or say.
I want to extend to others the unmerited favor that God has extended to me.