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This is exactly what the Bible says, "Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean thing? Not one!". Or "Though thou take thee much nitre, or wash thee with much soap yet is thine iniquity marked before me."

Self-reformation may provide a temporary false sense of comfort but before long that which is in the heart will come out and all the best efforts will be worth nothing. There is no power in men to make themselves more suited to the presence of God, but there is power in the Savior to make the vilest clean.

Men often think that they must make themselves fit before they turn to the Savior.

But God's way is just the opposite. He wants each person to come to the Lord Jesus in all their unfitness and blackness of heart and acknowledge that they are ruined and lost.

The Lord Jesus paid a great price for sin at the cross. He can forgive and cleanse the worst of sinners. God knows the sinfulness of our hearts far better than we do ourselves.

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He knows the contents of our heart as well as he knows the number of stars in the sky or as well as he knows the workings of the smallest atom. He knows it like he knows all things in a perfect way. Notwithstanding, he very much desires for every person to come to him for the forgiveness of sins.

"Go so loved the world," the Lord Jesus said, and what is love but an earnest desire for the good of another,"that he gave his only begotten Son." If you need proof of God's unfailing love, here it is, He gave his only begotten Son. 

If God poured out an ocean of love into your soul it wouldn't be a greater proof of his good intentions toward you than the fact that Christ died for you. "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life " (John 3.16). That wonderful word "whosoever" means that no one in whole world is excluded form the invitation to believe on the Son and receive everlasting life.

Will you make some vain effort to make yourself clean? Or will you turn to the Savior and receive the gift of eternal life he offers?

He that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out