Below is a devotional scripture reading from the February 15th entry of Daily Light For Your Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.
Who can say, “I have made my heart pure”?
The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. ♦ Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. ♦ We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. ♦ In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them. ♦ If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Prov. 20:9. Ps. 14:2,3. Rom. 8:8. Rom. 7:18,19.
Isa. 64:6. Gal. 3:22. 2 Cor. 5:19. 1 John 1:8,9.