The Scorpion and the Turtle, a thought-provoking allegory goes as follows: Being a very poor swimmer, a scorpion asked a turtle to carry him on his back across a river. The turtle replied, "You’ll sting me and I’ll drown." The scorpion replied, "If I were to sting you, I would go down with you, and drown as well.“ The turtle, exclaimed, "You’re right! Hop on!" Halfway across the river the scorpion gave the turtle a mighty sting. As they sank to the bottom, the turtle asked,” Why did you do it?" The drowning scorpion sadly replied. "It’s just my character.” And often we ask, “Why do people do wrong?” The answer- It’s our character. It’s our sinful nature. Thankfully there is One who offers us a new character, a new nature. Paul wrote “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.” A new nature is available to all.
Pastor Alex Rockwell