Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard take away its spots? Neither can you start doing good, for you have always done evil.”
I am powerless to change myself. I was born a sinner and have lived as a sinner my whole life. Even if I could change my actions from this day forward, it would not change what I have done. There is nothing I can do to change who I am…a sinner.
The beauty of the Gospel, though, is that although I am powerless to change who I am, Jesus, through his death and resurrection, has more than enough power to change me. The most beautiful part of it is that He doesn’t merely change my outward actions, He changes who I am inside! I once was a sinner, now I am a child of God, made righteous by the blood of Jesus! I once was dead and now I’m alive! I once was lost and now I’m found! I once walked in darkness and now he has brought me into his marvelous light! Think on that and let the praises ring forth from the depths of your soul today!