There are many grace truths that I have learned that I would never have been exposed to if I had been a “success” as a Christian. Some truths seem to only come to light if you’re prostrate on your back looking up at everything. One of the best helps to knowing grace is to fail.
“The mind set on the Spirit is the mind that has been fundamentally touched so that it no longer responds as a slave in bondage to fear, but a son beloved by the Father.”
Anyone who thinks that he will be blessed because of his law keeping is not thinking in line with what the scripture reveals about the purpose of the law.
The purpose of the law’s exposing is not that we would merely “feel bad about ourselves” or feel guilty. It is to bring us to a place where we no longer look to the SELF as the source of anything good for God.