Today are you going to try and be the best Christian you can ever be? Why? You now you will fail!
Why try and be what you already are?
Why try to do what He has already done for you?
“What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead. Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good. Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.” (Romans 7 v 7-13)
When you try to achieve God’s law the result is always failure, “I am a sinner”.
People with no knowledge of the law may know they have done wrong but they do not know it is sin, the law tells them that it is.
Whatever part of the godly lifestyle you set your aim on it will only show you how far short you have failed to keep that standard.
The law of God was never meant to be a means of salvation but always to establish guilt for sin.
So why try to become free through effort to keep what we will never be able to keep? Why become enslaved again by trying? Why say we have tried when Jesus has died for our freedom?
Don’t set yourself up to fail. Live in freedom He has won for you.