Try your best to keep the Law?
Did God say " Try your best to keep the Law?"
Many preach that we are saved by grace through faith, but then we must try our best to keep the law, but God never did tell us to try our best to keep the law. No ! God said keep it all perfect or be cursed!
The Law is the Law and Grace is Grace ! which one do you want to be under?
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.
The Law was an all or nothing deal ! The Law was keep it all perfect or be cursed !
If you kept 99.9 % of the law and failed to keep only .1% of it then you failed !
Many who claim that we must keep the Law really do not understand what they are saying..
Christ died to deliver us from the curse of the Law and provided a much better way called "the new covenant of grace in Christ"
For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God. Hebrews 7:18-19
Jesus fulfilled what we could never fulfill because of the weakness of our flesh.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:3-4
notice the righteous requirements of the law are fulfilled now in us, not by us as we as we walk by the Spirit .
To go back to the Law is to return to a curse and bondage that God has set you free from.
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ will be of no benefit to you.
I’ll say it again. If you are trying to find favor with God by being circumcised, you must obey every regulation in the whole law of Moses.
For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.
But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us.
For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.
You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth?
It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom.
This false teaching is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough!
I am trusting the Lord to keep you from believing false teachings. God will judge that person, whoever he is, who has been confusing you. Galatians 5:1-7
Its pretty clear that anyone who implies that we go back to the law that we are now suppose to be dead to (Rom 7:4) is promoting false teaching and confusion. Keep your eyes on Jesus the author and the finisher of your faith