We are facing a balancing act in response to the Corona Virus. How do we reopen businesses and other areas of of society without re-energizing the pandemic? What is the right balance between freedom and restrictions? I don’t have the answers. I hope we can find the right balance between common sense and concern for the health of others.
How do we keep the right balance in our personal lives between faith and trying to do what is right? The Gospel message does not do away with God’s moral Law. The Law shows us our sin and our need for forgiveness. The Law also shows us how God designed our lives to be, how we should live. But the Law cannot save us from sin.
We need the Gospel. We live by Grace through Faith. God’s Word and Spirit guide us. We can’t become moralistic slaves to the Law. Legalism does not free us to be the people of God. But we can let God change us, transform our lives so that we respond to His love by loving Him back, by trying to do the things He says are the best.
Ultimately we depend on God’s unlimited love and the life giving power of The Holy Spirit to guide us through life.