So you starve. Your teachers don’t know where to go for food, so you starve together. Your diet is rules and standards. No vitamins. No taste. No zest. Just bland, predictable religion.— He Still Moves Stones, 119
Too true! Wesley used to say something to the effect of "pity the religious man, for he has enough of God not to be able to enjoy sin, but not enough of God to enjoy God." It's the same with the legalist. They have enough of God to know that their current behavior is less than satisfactory, but not enough of God to realize that the answer isn't striving, but abiding...