When dealing with the sinful nature of humanity with its inherited and cultivated tendencies to sin, it is only the gospel of Jesus that offers a solution to give us victory over our fallen nature. In this life there is nothing that offers a solution or even attempts to change the corrupt nature of man into a saint. “Education, culture, the exercise of the will, human effort, all have their proper sphere, but here they are powerless. They may produce an outward correctness of behavior, but they cannot change the heart; they cannot purify the springs of life. There must be a power working from within, a new life from above, before men can be changed from sin to holiness. That power is Christ. His grace alone can quicken the lifeless faculties of the soul, and attract it to God, to holiness”. (E G White, Steps to Christ p. 18) The Bible is the only place we find a proper diagnosis of Humanity’s state and offers the solution for its upliftment. May God continue to bless us as we walk this year in the light of His glory.
Philippians 4: 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.