When you ask an average person what does Christianity really entails? There response is often: “it’s a belief system based on rules and regulations that makes you good and empowers you to do good”.
The first thing to establish is the true meaning and understanding of Christianity. Is it about living a life based on a set of rules and regulations called the Law, which leads to “legalism”? Or life apart from the Law, which leads “licentiousness”?
The law shows our imperfections and sin, but it’s powerless to save us from sin and imperfections. In fact the Law is the strength of sin (1 Corinthians 15:56).
Does this make the law evil? Absolutely not, the law itself is awesome (Romans 7:7-12) because it help us to keep ourselves from potential harm or danger that would have ruined our lives.
If obeying or observing the Law can’t grant me righteousness or salvation, what then can save me?
Galatians 2:21 tells us that if righteousness (right standing with God) can be obtained through obeying or observing the Law, then Jesus died for nothing. Ephesians 2:8 informs us that we’re saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus alone.
Therefore our righteousness, holiness, perfection, redemption and salvation is solely found in the person and work of Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:30-31).
Don’t expect your perfection from any Law but from Jesus alone.