A Better Approach

I talk a lot about the Sin Management approach to the Christian life.  Actually, I talk a lot against the Sin Management approach.  This approach says that I am responsible to manage and control the sin in my life.  It sounds responsible; it sounds logical; and it is desirable because it allows me to retain a sense of control.  But it doesn’t work consistently.  The Grace/Spirit Life approach says that God alone has the power to give me a new nature, a new heart and a new mind.  I am to depend upon His power alone for victory over sin.  And there is one other none too subtle difference.  The Grace/Spirit Life approach does work.