Our ladies Bible class is studying Galatians. We're memorizing verses (or trying to). The first verse is from Galatians 5:1--"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."
This past week I began to think, which is always scary, because too much thinking can so easily throw me right back under the law.
"Lord, have I not taken care of this house you've given us? Are you taking it away because of something I did or didn't do?" What does this tell you? It tells me that God only responds to my works. I do good. He does good to me. I do bad. Well, you get it.
Galatians goes on to say that when we are under the law, then we are not under grace.
Romans tells us that there is no longer any condemnation because we are not under law. God's grace covers all the bad stuff I've done AND all the good! It doesn't depend on me at all!
That is real freedom.