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 (MKJV)
Black and white, legalistic and blowing it. More like black and blue from the knocks, bumps and bruises. BUT that's how we learn and grow. God's grace, what a mess we'd be without that.
Galatians 2:16 (NKJV)
knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
God designed all of this so that we couldn't get "puffed up" with our chest thrust out saying "I did it myself!" He made salvation a gift. It is all about God's mercy and grace towards us through His Son's death on the cross. It is incredibly humbling and humble is a good thing to be.
Once again we have something precious to be thankful for; God's grace. Father, Son and Holy Spirit blessing us yet one more time!
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news