Romans 3:20 For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.

Romans 6:14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

Romans 7:4 So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God.

As we look at the scriptures above, it should be clear that we are no longer under nor should we practice the law to be made righteous or holy. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. With all this evidence, there are people who still feel like we should keep the law. It’s like they don’t know what to do with themselves if they’re not keeping the law.

First of all, the law was written to Jewish people by Jewish people to be made righteous. If you’re not Jewish (a Gentile), the law was not meant for you. Jews and Gentiles have a new justification system. Our belief that Jesus fulfilled the law on our behalf makes us righteous (Rom. 3:22).

So what should we do with ourselves? Continously remind ourselves we are righteous through our faith in Christ. As saved believers, we will still miss the mark. Instead of beating ourselves up about it, give God praise because through Christ, our sins are forgiven and we’re still righteous.

What else can we do? Be led by the Holy Spirit to renew your mind (John 14:26; Rom. 12:2). The Holy Spirit will tell us areas where we need improvement. Follow His leading to renew your mind to the word of God.

We don’t have to force the law in our lives to be made righteous. It’s not a little bit of the law and a little bit of grace. It’s all grace through Jesus. Galatians 2:21 for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” Understand, we all have been made righteous through Jesus.