The Law of Moses (religious works/own performance) says – Do.
Jesus says – Done.
The law, religious works and your own performance makes us proud (when we manage to keep up everything for a while). But the salvation, makes us to give all the glory to Jesus. We become thankful and humble. Religious people, are both the most proud (when they make it) and the most depressed (when they fail). Then we have also the religious hypocrites, who are very good “stage actors”.
A saved person
A saved person are thankful and want to follow his beloved Jesus. Living as saved, is that you do good works out of thankfulness, because you are already loved.
“For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to the righteousness of God. Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness for every one who believes.” Rom. 10:2-4
When you believe in Jesus, it’s not about performing, but living. Life from the Spirit of God wants to flow through you and that life (when you flow with it) makes you do even more than the demands of the law. It’s an overflowing life. Jesus is not weak but full of power and life. He shape our lives, for the better, when we trust Him and let Him have the steeringwheel in our lives. We don’t loose our personality and become like a robot. Rather we find ourselves in God and can now walk together with Jesus. We are not alone any longer.
What about when sin is knocking?
Don’t open! You are living together with Jesus. The life with Jesus is too good, to go back to the sin.
Continue your walk with Jesus instead and share with others. Jesus is wonderful.
God bless you.
/ David Billström