People Can Change

It is sometimes said of those in sin, “They will never change.” While it is true that sin can have a death grip on men, yet it is possible if man’s heart be willing, to make a change in his way of living. Jesus Christ introduced into the world the greatest power to change men the world has ever known. That power is the gospel (Romans 1:16).

An elderly man spent years of vanity in the nothingness of ungodly living and looking back with tear-filled eyes over the mountains of heartaches and acres of regrets cried, “I’m so tired of sin. Can someone help me?” A drunkard became disgusted with himself and said “I want to change.” He did. You can.

People can change. Peter changed from a coward into an intrepid proclaimer of God’s word (Matthew 26:74; Acts 2:1-42). An up and coming young Pharisee named Saul first persecuted the church but he changed and began “preaching the faith which once he destroyed ” (Galatians 1:23). What great hope the gospel brings!

Do you need to make a change? The change begins in obedience to the gospel (Galatians 3:26-27).

Bill Dillon
from Gospel Gems, Vol. 1

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