An interesting paradox – none of us are able to meet God’s standard in our own strength. Those who admit such are declared “righteous,” receive His empowerment and begin making better choices. Those who don’t admit their need are left to their own failing devices to work it out the best they can – a dead end!
It’s the same as the Biblical basis behind the first 3 of the 12 Steps: I Can’t (Step 1); He Can (Step 2); So Let Him (Step 3). That’s how we do recovery…how we go to Heaven…how a daily spiritual walk becomes a reality!