Is Paul setting up his own standards as to how to deal with one another? Is Paul contradicting works verses Grace? Is law and Christ in contradiction to one another? How does one who is Spiritual restore, in meekness, one overtaken in a fault?
Great Sermon! An excellent message that rightly explains the law and the Sabbath. Christ is our Sabbath rest, yes and amen. The legalist says you have to keep the Sabbath, which makes no sense. We cannot keep any of the law, for if we stumble at just one point, we are guilty of breaking ALL of it! We have no righteousness of our own, it is HIS righteousness that God sees and accepts. We are naturally set in our thinking that we must 'do' something to be accepted, this works-based belief is shattered by Christ, and we praise Him.
Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law‚Äôs demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.