Faith or Flesh

Why is it then that we believe there to be a required human effort in our sanctification? Why do we find our hearts unsettled? Why do we feel insecure and unable to reach the approval of the Father who has already granted us His approval? Why are we still trying to earn what we have been freely given? Because Christians have been doing so for centuries… so allow me this opportunity to remind you dear brothers and sisters of the good news of Christ; that we never outgrow the gospel.