Luke: The legalist is more concerned that you keep the Law more than he cares about the “spirit” of the Law he himself is undoubtedly failing to keep. He uses the Law as something with which to beat people. We Christians have our own version of such people. We call them Bible-beaters. The one element missing in all of this is Love. Love does not mean we don’t care if people sin but it is our approach which may help to lead people to repentance.
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
New Testament: Acts 17:12-34