In the study of Acts, we are seeing the stresses and strains that grew out of preaching of the gospel to people whose roots were firmly planted in Judaism. This clarifying article , “Does our Ability to act Morally depend on Who we Worship?” by John Piper addresses what Paul was facing chapter after chapter of Acts.
This helps us weigh what was at stake when Judaizers sought to pull the gospel off the axis of Jesus and what He has done– to some man centered religion about what man seeks to do for God.
Our goal of making ourselves the source of righteousness reveals who we are worshipping!
I am reminded of a quote that I have read in so many places I do not know who to give credit to:
All we have or have ever had to offer God is sin!