Character Flaw


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Jeremiah 13:23 (HCSB)
“Can the Cushite change his skin,
or a leopard his spots?
If so, you might be able to do what is good,
you who are instructed in evil.”

Our character, the basis of who we are, the mechanism by which our lives are governed, is grossly flawed. The New Testament writers refer to that mechanism as “the flesh.”

Romans 7:18 (HCSB)
“For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it.”

Just as Jeremiah quoted God in asking rhetorically whether the Cushite could “change his skin,” or if the leopard could do the same regarding “his spots,” Paul points out the obvious answer, “there is no ability to do it.” It is why God, in comparing the ability to do good with…

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