If someone paid off your house in full, would you keep sending a check to the bank each month? Of course not!!!
So why do we treat Jesus' paying for our sins as not enough?
When we don't live as a forgiven people, we in one sense are diminishing the sacrifice Jesus' made on our behalf.
That sounds almost blasphemous. And yet many of us live our lives that way.
Hebrews 10:10 says "And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all."
And Hebrews 10:14 says, " For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy."
Then he adds Hebrews 10:17-18--
Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more. And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.
So when you think you have to earn God's love and forgiveness, remember whatever you think you owe God, Jesus already paid it.