Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Man's TRUE nature

 

Mark 10:18

King James Version

18 And Jesus said unto him, 

Why callest thou me good? 

there is none good but one, that is, God.


To know man's nature, first, we must know GOD's nature.

JESUS says ONLY GOD is good.

If you can accept that, then you're on the right track.

The purpose being, not to cut down man, but to let SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE correct us:

John 16:8-14

King James Version

8 And when he is come, 

he will reprove the world of sin, 

and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, 

and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world 

is judged.

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, 

but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: 

for he shall receive of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.


2 Timothy 3:16-17

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God,

 and is profitable for doctrine, 

for reproof, 

for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, 

thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


Hebrews 4:12

King James Version

12 For the word of God is quick, 

and powerful, 

and sharper than any twoedged sword, 

piercing even to the dividing asunder 

of soul and spirit, 

and of the joints and marrow, 

and is a discerner of the thoughts 

and intents of the heart.


Surely, there's a part of you that wants to change.

If we want to be with JESUS, we must change.

We must become born again.

That we may know how we have wronged the LORD, others, and ourselves.

And be aware who causes us to sin.

Let us not be guilty of this:

John 8:44-45

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.


Now, it's time to know the TRUE nature of man:

Genesis 6:5-7

King James Version

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man 

was great in the earth, 

and that every imagination 

of the thoughts of his heart 

was only evil continually.

6 And it repented the Lord 

that he had made man on the earth, 

and it grieved him at his heart.

7 And the Lord said, 

I will destroy man 

whom I have created from the face of the earth; 

both man, and beast, 

and the creeping thing, 

and the fowls of the air; 

for it repenteth me that I have made them.


Jeremiah 17:9-10

King James Version

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, 

and desperately wicked: 

who can know it?

10 I the Lord search the heart, 

I try the reins, 

even to give every man according to his ways, 

and according to the fruit of his doings.


Matthew 15:11

King James Version

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth 

defileth a man; 

but that which cometh out of the mouth, 

this defileth a man.


Matthew 15:18-20

King James Version

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth 

come forth from the heart; 

and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, 

murders, adulteries, fornications, 

thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

20 These are the things which defile a man: 

but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.


Romans 3:9-10

King James Version

9 What then? 

are we better than they? 

No, in no wise: 

for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, 

that they are all under sin;

10 As it is written, 

There is none righteous, no, not one:


Romans 3:11

King James Version

11 There is none that understandeth, 

there is none that seeketh after God.


Romans 3:12

King James Version

12 They are all gone out of the way, 

they are together become unprofitable; 

there is none that doeth good, 

no, not one.


Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


Romans 6:6

King James Version

6 Knowing this, 

that our old man is crucified with him, 

that the body of sin might be destroyed, 

that henceforth we should not serve sin.


Romans 7:18

King James Version

18 For I know that in me 

(that is, in my flesh,) 

dwelleth no good thing: 

for to will is present with me; 

but how to perform that which is good I find not.


Romans 7:23

King James Version

23 But I see another law in my members, 

warring against the law of my mind, 

and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin 

which is in my members.


Romans 7:24-25

King James Version

24 O wretched man that I am! 

who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; 

but with the flesh the law of sin.


Galatians 5:19-21

King James Version

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 

which are these; 

Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 

emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, 

revellings, and such like: 

of the which I tell you before, 

as I have also told you in time past,

 that they which do such things 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


Colossians 3:5-6

King James Version

5 Mortify therefore your members 

which are upon the earth; 

fornication, uncleanness, 

inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, 

and covetousness, which is idolatry:

6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh 

on the children of disobedience:


James 1:13-16

King James Version

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, 

I am tempted of God: 

for God cannot be tempted with evil, 

neither tempteth he any man:

14 But every man is tempted, 

when he is drawn away of his own lust, 

and enticed.

15 Then when lust hath conceived, 

it bringeth forth sin: 

and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.


James 4:1

King James Version

4 From whence come wars 

and fightings among you? 

come they not hence, 

even of your lusts 

that war in your members?


James 4:2-3

King James Version

2 Ye lust, and have not: 

ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: 

ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, 

that ye may consume it upon your lusts.


James 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, 

know ye not that the friendship of the world 

is enmity with God? 

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world 

is the enemy of God.


James 4:16-17

King James Version

16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: 

all such rejoicing is evil.

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, 

and doeth it not, to him it is sin.


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Man's TRUE nature

  Mark 10:18 King James Version 18 And Jesus said unto him,  Why callest thou me good?  there is none good but one, that is, God . To know m...