Sticking to the letter of the law looks very good; very holy. But it’s just glorified arrogance. Legalism is falling from grace. So am I being arrogant to maintain my ‘image’? Would it be causing unnecessary conflict to change?
You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.
Galatians 5: 13-15
13You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. 14The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
Love and faithfulness meet together;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.