“You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.” (Galatians 3:1)
The foulest forms of legalism flow from the pride of self-righteousness. When we add our works to the work of Christ in the “salvation equation” we find the sum to be less than zero. Salvation is found in Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone.
If you are attracted to a forgiveness formula that accounts for your good deeds, then you have been bewitched.
Wasn’t Christ clearly portrayed as crucified to you? When you first believed, didn’t you acknowledge that all have fallen short of God’s glory? Do you really think that you can add one ounce to the weight of God’s mercy in Christ? How can you merit the favor of God? From what treasury will you purchase the atonement of sins?
Nothing you do can add a single drop to the ocean of God’s love for you in Christ.
Don’t be bewitched.
You deserve Hell.
Instead God gives you Christ.
Cling to Him.
Hold fast to Him.
Find in Him life eternal.
Rest in Him.
Quit trying to save yourself.
Believe in Him.
Know he is more than enough to save your soul.