@Jesse_Means_God_Exists. Just chiming in. Being in this world requires the daily exercise of submitting to the will of GOD. If every day the mercies of GOD are new, then the need for mercy is always present.
When I accept that all our righteousness is as a filthy rag, then the whys of walking in fellowship with the Lord are clear. I often say when I rise in the morning, Stupid will stand along with me. Saying; “hey cuz it’s a new day!” It is why I must watch and pray. It is why I must let the mind be in me that is in CHRIST JESUS. My commitment to GOD must be chosen daily.
Because I don’t consider being human and fallible the same as deliberately doing wrong; I know in accordance with some of the previously stated verses, sin approaches me daily. We call that being drawn away by our own lust. It is always presented, but I don’t have to choose that way. That’s the dependability of GOD’s grace and His presence in my life. That’s the exercise of my free will.
But I understand why the Apostle Paul lamented; “who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Deliberate wrongdoing/sin, we have been granted authority over. But of error, we have not. If my best efforts can never get the job done, how foolish it is to indulge in deliberate wrongdoing? What professional gambler in their right mind would bet on such odds.
The purpose and need for GOD’s grace testify that His love will not let me go. Despite being human in a fallen world. But if I chose to walk away, that is death. In Ezekiel 18 the Lord says; “But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die”
When I continue to embrace my sins after I have been given grace it is similar to what happened in Isaiah 28:13. “But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.”
To continue in sin after I have found the Lord is like the foolishness; “As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.” Proverbs 26:11.