Where the Gospel “seems” to lose traction – failing to “improve” our lives – we are apt to apply the chains of the Law in some form.
However, the believer’s traction, in whatever degree God causes it, is never apart from the Gospel itself. In our beholding the person and work of Christ, the treads of the Gospel grip upon our lives, causing our minds and hearts to genuinely love God and neighbor.
The treads of the Spirit leave the marks of the Gospel. So, let’s hang those Law-chains where they belong…upon the Cross.