I find myself wondering if I am a legalistic person. I do not wish to be, but I think sometimes we can fall into this kind of thinking. Who doesn't want to be righteous, devout, and pleasing to the Lord? I just think we can get carried away and in turn try to win God's favor. The wonderful thing is this, His favor is already won! We are covered by His blood. Thank You, Lord!
These two articles helped me very much with some of the issues that I have had on this very subject. They are so good, I wanted to share them with you.
The first is at "A Sacred Calling".
The other is at "Like a Warm Cup of Coffee".
I hope you can "settle back" and enjoy these two articles. They are very well-written and can help you examine your heart to see if you have some legalistic tendencies. They will help you "love the weaker brother" even more, as these ladies point out Scripture after Scripture that address these very issues.
I would love to know your thoughts. I know I am not the only person that struggles with this kind of thing.