Related commentaries – Legalism

The Difference Between Law (slave) and Grace (free) – Galatians 4:21 – 4:26

Loving The Practice More Than The Person

The essence of legalism is trusting in the religious activity rather than trusting in God. It is putting our confidence in a practice rather than in a Person. And without fail this will lead us to love the practice more than the Person. (Jack Deer, Surprised by the Power of His Spirit , p. 151).