KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 3:19 KJV “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
God reveals an undeniable truth about man. He states that man loves darkness more than light because his deeds are evil. This truth shows man’s need for God’s salvation. God’s assertion about men is very true.
The crises and pain that. man finds himself is as a result of his own creation.
From the very beginning of creation, man forsook God and his way, and chose the lies of Satan, which is darkness. The result was spiritual death which brought men under the rule of Satan. Let’s look at a few scriptural revelations about men.
1. Jeremiah 17:9 KJV “The heart (of man) is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
2. Mark 7:21 KJV” For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:”
3. Colosians 3:5 KJV” Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:”
4. Romans 3:13 KJV Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: and the way of peace, they have not known
The above scriptures cumulatively show the wickedness of the heart of man, and that no one can really tell. People are basically so selfish that, they would eliminate their neighbour to satisfy their longings. Peace has eluded many homes because the heart of man is filled with rage.
Man, according to the word of God is dead in sins Eph 2:1.
The word says further that, the strength of sin is the law, why? The law states all the righteous demands, but because man is dead in sin, his real weakness is exposed by the law. Apostle Paul says he was alive when there was no law. His weakness towards sin was brought to the fore, the moment the law came. All these was so because man is lost in sin.
This is the conclusion of the matter. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Jesus is God’s solution to the power of sin. Dear one get on your knees and switch the control of your life to Jesus today.
THOUGHT: IT TAKES ONLY THE LIFE FROM JESUS TO MAKE MAN WHOLE
Rom 3:10 KJV As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Rom 3:12. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Rom 3:13 KJV Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
1 John 3:8 KJV He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.