Why doesn’t the law/self-help/motivational material work?!

We should not look to self-help and motivational material to help us in our spiritual problems/sin. All self-help stuff is do-this and do-that instruction. By telling you “do this” and “do that” and “you must “, it’s essentially the same as the law. In the same way that following the law (“you shall…etc”) doesn’t help to fix mankind’s moral failures, following the above methods is also wrong and ultimately doesn’t help.

We need to see that only Jesus can help us; we must get to the root of the problem: our sin. And from there, obeying God’s law is a way of showing thankfulness and devotion to Him.

(A summary of tonight’s sermon from Romans 3:9-31.)

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