"In an attempt to "rescue" grace from legalists, we have unwittingly delivered it into the hands of the libertarians, who insist that grace exempts Christians from any standard of conduct. Instead of saying that there is nothing we need to do to cause God to love us any more than he already does, a libertarian places the period after the word do. "Grace means there is nothing we need to do." Those who abuse the gift of grace focus on God's "job" of forgiving, but they have very little to say about our responsibility to obey. While it is true that there is nothing we can do to earn God's love, there are plenty of things we must do to enjoy God's blessings. That is not legalism; it is obedience!"