Why do people sin? Why do people murder and steal and lie? Was mankind taught to do these things? No, man wasn’t taught these things; it came natural. The prophet Jeremiah said, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,
and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?”
Think about that…”the heart is deceitfully wicked.” So when man is left to do his own thing…man is a sinner. Man looks out for himself. That comes natural to us – looking out for ourselves.
You wonder how wicked the heart is? Every murder grows out of the heart. Every robbery, every mass-killing, every sexual sin grows out of the heart.
So how can man’s heart be changed? Can man reform himself? No, he can’t. Can man just turn over a new leaf and decide to be good? He may to some degree but not forever.
There is only one way for man to change permanently and that is to receive Christ offer of salvation. That’s the only way. Man’s heart can only be changed through the power of the blood of Jesus.
Why is the heart so important? Jesus said the heart is the center of our emotions. Everything flows from the heart. Our thoughts, our deeds, our actions – everything flows from the heart. Which is why the heart must be changed.
Our hearts are wicked and must be changed. God has made a way for the heart to be changed through the blood of Jesus.