1️⃣ Religion says “I obey, therefore I’m accepted.”
The gospel says I’m accepted, therefore I obey.”
2️⃣ Religion is about what you do.
The gospel is about what Jesus has done.
3️⃣ Religion leads to pride for keeping the rules or despair for failing to keep them,
The gospel leads to peace because Christ has kept all the rules for us.
That means that we can live in freedom, knowing that nothing we do or don’t do can separate us from His love. We obey God not out of fear and duty, but out of love and gratefulness for His love for us — if we trust in Him, we will never be put to shame.