What is so appealing about the Law that we naturally gravitate towards it? Even as believers, often times, we seek comfort and solace in its structure and boundaries. Instead we should find hope and peace because of the work of Christ. Know better, do better, right? If it were only that easy. No different than an unbeliever who revels in their sin and returns to it like a dog to its vomit (Proverbs 26:11), many believers fall prey to a heart that strives in itself, instead of trusting only in the work of Christ, alone, for salvation.
Is the work of Christ alone enough for my salvation or is there something extra that I need to contribute? If you have trusted in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone for salvation, this may seem like an easy answer. But for many it is not. Those throughout history who have questioned their faith because of their struggle with sin may not know the answer to this question. And if you have been exposed to false teachers adding to or subtracting from the Gospel, this question may be difficult to answer. This is an old issue. It has plagued the church since its inception. Whether you believe that the church began at Pentecost or that it began much earlier in the Old Testament (Genesis 3:15), the question most prevalent is whether the hope and promise God offers in and through Himself is enough.