So every time the Bible demands you to do something do not think, “I must do this to take away my guilt or to get forgiveness or to get a right standing with God.” (legalism) Rather think, “I will do this because my guilt is already removed, I am already forgiven, I already have the gift of God’s righteousness, and so I know that God is for me and will help me. So I will trust him and obey him and display by my radical, risk-taking obedience the glory of God’s grace. And I will draw nearer and nearer to him in the fellowship of his sufferings and the joy of his companionship. (Christian life) – John Piper from “How does the Gospel save sinners? – part 3” sermon given on Aug 23, 1998.
You need to be reminded of this every day. I need to be reminded every day. Not just when you are saved and are beginning your Christian life.
Sermon: How does the Gospel Save Sinners? – part 3
Sermon Text: Romans 1:16-17, Habakkuk 2:4