“Our heart is corrupt. It is our human inheritance; the fruit of personal choices. It demands a hard, long struggle, but we are not alone.”
I found these words from our daily devotional both sobering and a little hopeful. I don’t like to admit that my heart is corrupt — especially that it is the “fruit of personal choices.” I can’t even throw the blame on someone else. So much of my energy is spent trying to prove that I’m “good” but there’s a flaw in my thinking — a childish view of good and bad. It’s not about trying to be good to stay out of trouble. As someone recently pointed out, Jesus came for sinners so why would I fight so hard to prove that I’m NOT the very thing that qualifies me for a relationship with him? So I roll up my sleeves for the struggle and cling to the fact that I am not alone.