Third, the Gospel ever points to the fact of our sinfulness and imperfection. We are sinners and therefore proper precautions must be taken in the relationship.
One must never think that they are strong enough (whether emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc. in a given situation) that boundaries and accountability are not needed. Hence, as we continue to understand our sinful nature in light of God’s perfect glory and holiness, we will not be as arrogant to make such foolish assertions.
The Gospel proclaims that we cannot pull ourselves up from our own boot straps. We need help—and desperately. We need a Savior. A proper understanding of our fallness and need of help, will foster such humility not just in our relationship with God but with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, as we continue to rely on Him on a consistent basis to sustain the relationship and bring in the proper accountability structures.