“All things become New!”
The change that happens isn’t your ability to keep the law – its your position to the law! You are giving your shame, condemnation, guilt and pain to Him and acknowledging your need For Him!
The law is based on your effort and therefore your ego grows with your ability to keep it. Grace is based on your dependency through Faith which means Trust in something you cant see! That something is the work that God did IN you to make you Holy as He is Holy and it happened the second you accepted Him because the law was done away with!
Grace builds outward focus! Grace looks to see what needs others have and how I can help – not to be seen or earn favor but to share Love and Peace and Joy! Grace sees the image of God in others but law sees the wickedness in others! Grace cant judge because growing in Grace is growing in an understanding of the True Bigness and immensity of God!
WHAT RESPONSIBILITIES DO WE HAVE “UNDER GRACE”?
Matthew 22:37, 39- “You shall love the Lord your God with all you heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (2)
Romans 14:19, 22- let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another…The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God.”
Romans 15:2- “Let each of us please his neighbor for his [neighbors] good, to his [neighbors] edification.”
1 Corinthians 8:9- “…take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.”
1 Corinthians 9:19, 22- “For though I am free from all [(3)], I have made myself a slave to all that I might win the more….I have become all things to all men , that I may by all means save some.”
1 Corinthians 10:24,31- “Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
Galatians 5:13,16- “…do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. …walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.”
Hebrews 10:24,25- “…let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together,…encouraging one another.”