Michael, I can’t think of anything that needs to be added here. Well done in explaining just why Law and Grace are NOT in conflict. Thanks or such a concise and undestandable explanation.
The purpose of the Law was, basically, to bring us to the Messiah. It is essential to start here. Once I understand the purpose of the law, I can move on.
What would I move on to? How about grace? That would be a good start.
With the result that the Law has become our tutor and our disciplinarian to guide us to the Messiah, so that we may be justified, that is, declared free of the guilt of missing God’s goal (aka sin) and its penalty, and placed in right standing with God by faith. (Galatians 3:24).
Once I am saved and become a follower of Jesus, God desires to glorify Himself through My good works. Jesus is clear on this. Following Jesus means I will do good deeds.
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and
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