Living by Law or Grace

Posted on Posted in Faith, Grace, Relationship


 
Do you feel convicted, even condemned
… that you should have said something
… that you missed an opportunity to speak into someone’s life?

Sure, we often do, but should we?

      One of the last things that Jesus said,
      before He returned to the Father was,
      … Go and make disciples (Matt.28:19)

Trying to live by the Book or by the law,
… will put a pressure on you to try and do,
and if you don’t, you will feel condemned,
… thinking that you came short of what was expected of you.

However that is not at all God’s plan or expectation,
… in fact Jesus said this about sin and salvation,

      And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin,
      and of righteousness, and of judgment:
      John 16:8

God does not expect us to try and convict others of sin,
… that’s not our call, but the call of the Holy Spirit.
But God wants us to work with the Holy Spirit,
… and live lives that show others the reality of salvation.

      Let your light so shine before men, that they may see
      your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

      Matt.5:16

In all situations and challenges in life,

      The law and trying to live by the book,
      … will only pressurize you and make you feel condemned.

      Grace not only saves you,
      … but frees you to be a living witness of Grace,

      and thus touch the lives of those around you!