On the pavement outside my house were three broken paving slabs. One day the council came along and replaced one of them while the others remained broken. The next day the council sent the lorry along again and replaced to other two broken slabs. What a waste of time, sending the lorry twice and mixing up two lots of concrete
How like our Christian life! Some bad habits are corrected, some wrongs set right, but the fundamental problem of sin remains. The power of sin has not been broken. On our own we repair just part of our lives, while the trouble remains.
Praise God that He make a complete job on us. There are no half measures when God sends His Son to completely and once for all, die for our sins.