Know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified. Galatians 2:16
“Sir, your uniform looks great, but you have a string hanging from that pocket.” In all my years in the Army, I have never been able to meet the standard perfectly. And I think I have demonstrated pretty clearly using the 10 commandments that we can never perfectly meet God’s standards either. For some, this may cause them to give up, “why even try,” they say. But God does require our obedience. Some may try to earn God’s forgiveness by trying harder. But try as they may, they will always come up short. The fact is we need a Savior. We need to be saved from our own wickedness and a final destination that will eternally separate from God. Jesus is that Savior! He is our only hope for both forgiveness and obedience. Repent from your sins and spiritual pride. Embrace the Christ and His way of life.