We can easily make the Martha mistake. I don’t mean the Martha in the kitchen mistake though. At the end of Luke 10 we see Martha graciously rebuked by Jesus for desperately trying to love her neighbor as her first priority, when she should have first loved the Lord and allowed Him to minister to her before she tried to minister to others. 752 more words
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I had a good conversation on Twitter the other day about legalism. I asked for definitions and got some great ones back, including:
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Legalism says it is still I who live, for though the Son of God loved me and gave himself up for me I don’t really trust him.
Legalism is not only possible for Christians, it is likely. The default leaning of our flesh is toward autonomy. That autonomy can manifest in overt rebellion (antinomianism) or in self-righteous religiosity (legalism), but both are manifestations of a separation of God’s Law from God Himself. 467 more words