Gen. 6:5 But the LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time.
This was/is the result the further mankind gets away from The Lord. This is true on an individual level and seems to be magnified on a group level. Are there people who do good things, who have good desires? At any given time there are always some. I’m blessed to know many. But by simple observation one has to conclude that humanity is basically bad and has to learn to do good, not the other way around. The source of our good or bad actions is our thoughts and our hearts. In order to change the actions the source has to be changed. The only person who can do that is the one who created it, which is The Lord.
A person needs Jesus in them and they need to be in Jesus. A person needs to want that, not just intellectually agree with it. Once you want that you make the way to surrender to the process of being changed. The flesh battles against this and need to be made subject to the Spirit (Galatians 5:16+). This is a daily process according to Jesus. If I don’t do it I won’t be changed. If I do, then I will. I want to be changed.
Lord, I want you to be my Lord. I need to more intentionally surrender to your Lordship. I’m sorry for the many times that I do not. I want to fill my heart and mind with your truth and not the lies I tell myself. It’s the only way I will be changed. I believe you can and will change me according to your word. Let’s do this (amen).