Believers today are free from the yoke of the Mosaic law with its ceremonial regulations (Acts 15:10, Acts 15: 28-29, Galatians 5:1). Though we have been redeemed from the curse of the law through Christ’s death (Galatians 3:13), it does not mean we are free to break God’s moral law as revealed in the Ten Commandments.
- Is a believer’s obedience an attempt to please God through self-effort or ‘works of the law’?
- Does obedience constitute a return to legalism?
Obedience should be seen positively. It is God’s requirement for believers living under grace (John 8:3-11). It should be also seen as the believers’ expression of love and gratitude towards God for His undeserved grace (John 14:21).