Romans 1:15-21 New International Version (NIV)
15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
The sin nature of man is to turn away from God. The sin nature of man is to live in ignorance and wickedness. The sin nature of man is to live in futility. Man in his sin nature does not give glory to God, does not give thanks to God, and the heart is darkened.
Dear Father, Please free me from the negative pull of sin. Restore me to right motive and right living. I will come to you in prayer. May God be glorified when my prayers are answered. All God’s promises are available for me. All God’s promises are yes in Christ. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.