Devotional Studies

Law and Grace - Which Way Should I Lean?

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.

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I Am Plagued by Two Problems

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.

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