Grace Gleanings

Exploring the Wonder of God's Grace

August 2015

Legalism Versus Grace

Legalism says, “I can;” Grace says, “Lord, You can.”

Legalism says, “I want;” Grace says, “Lord, Your will be done.”

Legalism says, “Be like me;” Grace says, “Be like Jesus.”

Legalism says, “What took you so long?”; Grace says, “Glad you’re here.”

Legalism dwells on the past; Grace lives in the present.

Legalism can’t leave “you shall not”; Grace emphasizes, “you shall.”

Legalism says, “why did you do that?”; Grace says, “Let me help.”

Legalism reminds you of man’s worst; Grace reminds you of God’s best.

Legalism takes control; Grace surrenders to God.

Legalism is based upon pride; Grace is based on humility.

Legalism says, “look at me!”; Grace says, “Looking unto Jesus.”

Legalism says, “I did it”; Grace says, “Look what God did!”