So as I reflected on our life lately, I began to think about this dynamic between us and God. I had a recent conversation on facebook that someone seemed to completely ignore the finished work to focus on their sin. The problem is when we focus on sin, it's like saying to God, "I am not grateful for what you declared complete and finished." Much like my kids who sometimes say, after I have toiled to fix dinner, "I hate this, I am not eating it!"
You see when we say things like; " You can't just accept justifying grace and not sanctifying grace. After we are justified the Holy Spirit begins sanctifying us and uses many different means to make us aware of those sins that need to be put to death," we are not accepting the complete work that Christ accomplished on the cross!
When we miss the completeness of what Jesus did we are acting just like kids who don't appreciate all that their parents do on their behalf.