I'm convinced that the desire for surety in things leads inevitably to legalism. What do you think?
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Speaking of surety
Second, obedience is liberating, because it is self-accepting; we do not have to prove our self-worth before God, or before others. We already have value because God loves us and has acted in grace toward us. God wills liberation for all; people do not have to earn the right to be free. Legalism, on the other hand, feeds on guilt and insecurity because we can never quite be sure we are good enough or that our efforts will suffice. As a result, legalism tends toward moralism and contentions which can divert attention and energy from responding to God’s will for liberation and shalom.— Shalom, page 75 (emphasis original)