Dear Folks, I had previously posted a thread on this topic, asking for materials/sermons dealing with these verses because I was finding very little in my own search online. However, no results. Not surprising. What I want to do now is to try and get your opinion on it. Many Christians today, when the issue of the Law is raised, scream "legalism!" so loud, you can't hear yourself think. I have actually heard the words "those living under the law are doing Satan's work". If there was just a qualification that "those attempting salvation through the law are doing Satan's work on earth", it would be another matter. But as it was, it set my head spinning. We have the words of Christ telling us that no part of the law shall pass until heaven and earth has passed away. So, unless I missed the passing of heaven and earth somehow, where's the issue? On what basis is this a 'tool of legalism'? If our motivation in keeping the law is not His glory but our own, then yes, we are doing Satan's work (but that goes for anything). Am I way off base here? Any clarification would be appreciated.