The day Jesus died on the cross, He said: “It is finished!” Jesus accomplished a complete victory on the cross and we share in that victory.
Our Christian life was never meant to be an endless game of “Chutes and Ladders” – our starting point is the victorious declaration of Jesus just before He gave His last breath.
Jesus Christ paid a price that was more than sufficient to reposition mankind to live life according to God’s original design. However, so many good Christian people continue to live in a way that reinforces the conviction that we are responsible for our own salvation.
Man – in his fallen state – is never going to get it right on his own.