Monday, July 4, 2011
The new covenant is based on grace not works. If you try to earn a gift it's no longer a gift, it becomes a wage. God is not our employer he is our father. When we try to earn things from him rather than receive through Grace we frustrate the entire new covenant and NOTHING works properly. When we realize that Jesus earned it all and has freely given it to us by his grace then we can begin to be sons and daughters and not employees trying to make God in debt to us because of our good behavior. Legalism is trying to be good enough to control God. Understanding Grace allows us to live by faith and receive every good gift that comes down from the Father of lights.