MWM: Legalists Can’t Save

I apologize for the long break in these devotionals. It is a good thing my works don’t save me (and yours don’t save you). Since I’m a “recovering” legalist, it is easy for me to get down on myself when I have items on my to-do list incomplete that day. If I look back at the last three weeks, I could barely keep up with brushing my teeth. It wasn’t because I was too busy, but because my dad died, I didn’t have the headspace to do much more than the bare minimum. I still don’t have much room up there. If I were still a full-fledged legalist, I would have lost my faith and doubted my salvation these past few weeks because my daily spiritual disciplines suffered, my prayer life all but disappeared, I had bouts of selfishness, and the list goes on. Praise God; my righteousness comes through faith in what Christ has done and not my works. I’d be lost without the saving power of Christ and Christ alone. It is God who makes me right with Him. Amen and Amen!

Philippians 3:9: “…and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.”

#MinuteWithMaxon #MWM #Philippians

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