We are all legalists by nature. Even the most seasoned Christian will admit that they struggle with legalism every day.

This is an article by C. J. Mahaney on overcoming this plague of legalism that eats away at our trust in Christ’s righteousness and puts our works in His place.

Here is a great quote:

You will never be more justified — more accepted by God and righteous in his sight — than you are right now or than you were that first moment you exercised the gift of faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Our hope for each day is not in trying to earn God’s forgiveness, but to look outward and upward, trusting in the work of God’s Son on our behalf, for our justification is in Him, permanently and forever.

Read this article! Trust in our only hope!