Take Another Look At Righteousness
Psalms 119:7 NLT “As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!”
The influence of penance in the Catholic Church gave a mindset that you had to work your way toward salvation. Much was required to receive the free gift of life from God.
The influence of grace in the evangelical church gave a mindset that there is nothing you can do to save yourself. Salvation is a gift from God that is activated by faith in Jesus.
Anything in its extreme can miss the point.
People seem to be stuck out on the edges and either work their heads off to please God or, don't lift a finger at all because we are saved by grace.
Leaning in from the edges gives a biblical perspective of learning to live a life that pleases God because His love has made a way for me to know Him. His grace empowers me to live a life that reflects His character.