Paul writes, “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently” (Galatians 6:1).
The Greek word here for sin is “paraptoma.” It is refers to the kind of slipping and sliding you do on an icy road.
Legalism in Christianity is severe on our brothers and sisters who slip and fall.
In basic human legalism, we are inclined to point the finger and gossip about those who slipped. Whereas we should be so preoccupied with God’s grace and grateful for what God has done for us, when He restored us by His Grace.
The difference between GRACE and LEGALISM is a constant reminder that it is God who has brought about the transformation in us!