I am a packrat. Some may call it a hoarder, but that sounds so bad! I have moved 17 times since I graduated from college 16 years ago. Each time I move, I’m reminded about all of the excess stuff I am carrying around. While I have gotten better about most things, there are some items I just can’t part with. Isn’t it funny how our material possessions have such a grip on our hearts? I think the same can be said for our attempts to earn favor or right standing with God. It is hard for legalists to let go of their accomplishments, their checklists. But we must! Our attempts at holiness are worthless without Christ. Let go of your legalistic rules and follow the royal law: love! Praise God for the grace and mercy that is freely available through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Philippians 3:7: “I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.”
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