The fact that the Son of God was found lying in a manger tells you volumes about the divine love that is your only hope of rescue.
Our need is so desperate an idea, a thing, a law can't help us. It took one thing, the gift of gifts, God in the flesh, to rescue us.
In Jesus' coming, sin would be defeated, life would be given, that's why the angels sang that glory song to the shepherds.
God greeted real life-destroying sin with real life-giving grace, in the person of the Son of Man, Son of God, Jesus.
Creation (God makes beautiful things), Fall (Sin messes them up) Redemption (God in grace restores) is the plot of the Bible and your life.
Whenever you defend what God says is wrong, you tell yourself that you're smarter than God and that you don't need the grace he offers you.
Our rebellion is so deep and our inability so comprehensive it's only the transforming grace of a powerful Redeemer that can rescue us.
Your job is to obey, God's promise is to enable, so get up with joy and get at it.