And the law is not of faith: Galatians 3:12 KJV
This way of faith is very different from the way of law, Galatians 3:12. NLT
You are righteous by faith in Christ Jesus and not by your works.
You don’t have to perform to have the righteousness of God today
The righteousness of God is a gift to you if you believe in Jesus Christ.
While the Law demands righteousness from you; your faith in Christ’s Grace imparts righteousness to you.
The law is not of faith because according to the Law you must perform.
Your performance under the Law determines the size of your blessings.
But faith in the Grace of God brings untold blessings in your life apart from works.
Works mentality is trying to receiving blessings based on what you can do for God.
You cannot add to the finished work of the Lord on the cross.
It is better you accept Jesus’ work instead of hoping your works will make Him accept you.
Trying to please God with what you can do and at the same time claiming you are under faith is a mixture.
The law cannot mix with the faith that comes through Christ.
You are either depending on Jesus Christ or depending on yourself.
When you claim to be walking under faith and still toil to please God you are under works.
The Law says you must do but faith says done.
The Law says try to please God; faith says God’s pleased with you because of Christ.
The Law says God is watching your performance; faith depends on Jesus’ work.
Trying to keep the Law and claiming you have faith is like trying to mix oil and water.
If you try to keep the Law you come under the curse of the Law.
But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse,
“Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”
So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law.
For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life. Gal 3:10-11
You must obey the law
All parts of the law must be obeyed if you don’t want to come under the curse.
If you break one Law you have broken all the Laws.
You either keep all the Law or become guilty of all.
For the person who keeps all the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all God’s laws.
The Law was given to drive you to the end of yourself. It is a mirror that shows your sins.
Though the Law will point you to your sins it does not empower you to live above your sins.
It is only faith in the finished work of Christ that can save you from your sins.
The end to the struggle with the flesh is reckoning to be dead indeed with Christ.
You can’t reckon to be dead with Christ while trying to appease God by penance.
The way out of the Law mentality is to receive the finished work of Christ on the cross.
Your sins are forgiven and God does not have anything you.
God keeps no record of your sins. You are blameless in God’s sight because of Christ.
Jesus Christ paid the price on the cross and redeemed you from the demands of the Law.
Once you confess Jesus as your Lord you have kept all the Laws of God perfectly.