“I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.” (Galatians 2:21)
We do not and cannot obey the law, which is why Christ died for us. Yet, we are freed to now live in the law. This is a very easy thing to say, but a very difficult thing to fully comprehend. When we understand that Christ is making of us something new and that the salvation He gives is the means by which this is done, we then begin to see that Christ’s grace is an essential part of who we are becoming.
Lord, it is so easy to say these words, but they are difficult to grasp. Yet this is the very thing You have told us and Paul is telling us again that this is the way of salvation. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of everlasting life that I may not fall away and do nothing, but live into the life to which You have called me through grace. Your law is good and even though I do not do what You command, it is still good.
Lord Jesus, we need what You alone can accomplish. We all need Your grace and the Father’s mercy. Yet it is not only this we need, for we need to be led into the life which You are preparing for us to live eternally. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I would now and always abide in You and You in me and live into this life to which I have been called through faith and by grace. Amen.