Ephesians 2:3 – Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Nature would do anything to be saved, rather than go to Christ, or close with Christ, and owe all to Him. – Thomas Wilcox
Human nature and the human heart is corrupt. We would rather do anything than come to God for salvation and admit we are wrong. Pride is what got Satan kicked out of heaven and pride is what will keep many a soul from coming to Christ and trust him. The natural man wants to fulfill the desires of the flesh and mind. Lust dwells in all of us. Because of your sinful nature you are the children of wrath, the enemy of God.
Everyone of us had our conversation or manner of life among the world before we got saved. We did whatever this flesh wanted or desired. We inherited a sin nature from our parents who ultimately inherited it from Adam and Eve. You have a two-fold sin nature. You are a sinner by birth and a sinner by action.
This prideful nature is why pseudo-Christian religion is so popular. Most things that are called Christian are in name only. They are really just another kind of works religion. It is a lot easier for people to try and work their way to heaven. That seems counterintuitive but human nature is very strong. Trusting Christ alone logically is a lot easier. However the flesh will try and justify itself by trying to do good works to get to heaven.
Pride tells us to try and do things for our own selves and not depend on others. Some people go so far with that thought that they do not even trust God for salvation. You cannot be good enough though. You will never match up the sinless perfection that Christ can provide by trusting him and him alone. Why don’t you come to him today to be saved. And if you are saved, quit trying to work to please God. You can’t do that either. The right kind of works are fruit that can only be produced by the Holy Ghost working out what is already in the believer.