Taken from my journal:
ROMANS 3:20,21 (PARAPHRASED) THEREFORE BY THE DEEDS OF THE LAW NO FLESH WILL BE JUSTIFIED IN HIS SIGHT. FOR BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN. …THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD APART FROM THE LAW IS REVEALED… ON ALL WHO BELIEVE FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. FOR ALL HAVE SINNED… BEING JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
There’s that word, justified. So we’re not Justified by doing the “deeds” of the law, but by grace. Thank you Jesus! “Lord, please forgive me for being lazy and slack regarding your instructions. Just because I’m under grace doesn’t mean I have an excuse for my sin, and freedom to not make an effort. Please help me to be strong, and to keep doing what is right.”