By birth we are sinners and the bible says nothing good exists in our flesh. Even our thoughts are also corrupted and we are imperfect. We need to be changed in order to save our souls.
The Lord has given his words where he has asked us to follow those so we can become a new man whom he created in the beginning. In Jesus, we become a new creation and we start to think and act differently.
Changing our ways means we actually put on the new man and feel the righteousness of God and begin a new journey where we rely on God and live according to his intentions.
Let us go through the following bible verses which will tell us why should we change our ways and how can we do so.
Romans 12:1-2(KJV) “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
1 John 4:21(KJV) “And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”
Matthew 3:2(KJV) “And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Ephesians 4:24(KJV) “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
2 Timothy 2:21(KJV) “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”
James 5:16(KJV) “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
2 Corinthians 5:17(KJV) “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Acts 8:22(KJV) “Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.”
Lamentations 5:21(KJV) “Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.”
Joshua 1:9(KJV) “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
Ephesians 4:15(KJV) “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”
Colossians 3:10(KJV) “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.”
Philippians 1:6(KJV) “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Romans 10:9(KJV) “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
James 1:19(KJV) “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”
Romans 13:14(KJV) “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
Ephesians 6:17(KJV) “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Galatians 2:20(KJV) “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
1 Corinthians 15:33(KJV) “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
Proverbs 3:5(KJV) “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
1 John 1:8-10(KJV) “If we say that 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. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”