Would You Know if You Were Driven By Legalism?

In my first few years as a follower of Christ (in my early 20’s), I felt confused by legalism. I desired to obey God but didn’t want to be trapped by unnecessary rule-keeping . I heard believers proclaim that obedience expressed love toward God, but I also observed those who wanted to justify dishonesty or indulgence say, “Well, there is no need to be legalistic.”  (more…)