There is no height that legalism would not climb to make orphans of God’s children, to disqualify the forgiven from his presence, to anger Him against his own beloved.
When saints are at rest trusting in grace, legalism grows restless. “How dare they be at peace!” How dare they cease – even a moment to work with all their might to earn God’s favour!” “What makes them think that just because Jesus has saved them today, that their salvation will be valid tomorrow?”
Ignore these voices. Trust in God’s love for you, put all your confidence in Jesus. When He saves, He saves to the uttermost. When He declares you forgiven, that is what you are. When He calls you blessed, no demon, no prophet, not even an angel of God Himself can make you cursed.
God loves you, legalism pretends to.