The legalist wanted them out of the Grace Lane. They accomplished this by putting up detour signs which were inscribed with man-made rules and regulations. These were weights that would tire them out and hold them down in the race of life. These Judaizers took away the joy that was set before them, and made the race instead, a chore. They had taken God’s Ten Rules for living and added hundreds of their own.
God’s rule in our lives is better than man’s rules.