When I first became a believer some 35 years ago I knew there were many things I had to fix. I haven’t fixed much but I have realized that (as I see the Savior more clearly) every particle of me is corrupted. I also see that the law is the perfect mechanism for my protection. I love Thy law but I am in opposition to it (the law has become death to me). It is Messiah alone who can fix me. The harder I try the worse I fail. In my heart I keep the law. Like Paul, in the flesh I fail. Until we properly understand Romans (particularly 7 and 8) we are doomed to chase our tails on this subject.
Source: Daily Sabbath School Lessons