Recapture Your Joy
The Community of the Free (part 12) | As the Christians in Galatia strayed from the grace-way back into legalism, they weren’t becoming more like Christ, they were becoming less and less like Christ. The harshest words ever recorded from the lips of Jesus were His remarks to the Jewish Pharisees (who were the super-legalists or uber-rule keepers, ultra perfectionists, of the day). They believed the only way to please God was to keep every single law and command God had given; they even added to God’s laws. We have Pharisees with us today. They feel good by keeping rules, and they even want to enforce those rules on others. As a result, there’s no joy, only obligation.