As a Christian I am rightly concerned about sin, both in myself and in others (hopefully more in myself than in others). On the other hand, Christianity is all about Grace. So when I come to a point where I must choose grace or law, which one should I chose? I can make a wrong choice, based on good intentions, in either Law or Grace. So the question really is this; would I rather err on the side of Law (be too legalistic) or on the side of Grace, appearing to be too tolerant. I know that Grace can cover Law, fulfill Law and even correct Law.
I have 2 big problems. (More if you ask those who know me) The first is that I do not see how small and helpless and broken and useless I am and the second is that I do not see how big and capable and perfect (Holy, Holy, Holy) and useful God is. When I get a glimpse of both of these at once something incredible happens. I exhibit God's bigness (while still being so very small), I exhibit God's ability and usefulness and helpfulness while still appearing to be helpless (meekness demonstrated) and I show God's perfections through my imperfections.
God has never given me anything easy,fast, or quick. I have never been able to use gimmicks or shortcuts and get away with it. He always confronts my sins and makes me face them.
I need something to live for that is still worth living for and I can still live for even when I am old, when I am weak,k when I am sick, When I fail in all else; something that will last beyond the grave.
I have found that something. It is a person who's name is Jesus Christ.
I will not live a shallow life.
The heart attitude is very important when we desire vengeance on those who are against us. Do we want them condemned or delivered and transformed for God?