1. If you are preaching moralism that could be taught by an Old Testament priest, or another religion that has some of the same values as you, you aren’t preaching a New Testament, Gospel-Centered message. Christ must be the strength for our obedience and the answer for our failures.
2. Not more strength and effort, but believing and TRUSTING Him more (Faith), and love for the Lord is what gives us strength, power, and will to obey. Col 2:6