Bible verses on how to overcome sin and sinful nature?
1. By renewing our mind
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by renewing your mind so that you may discern the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to God’s word.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.
2. With Jesus, we can overcome our sinful nature
“Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard take away its spots? Neither can you start doing good, for you have always done evil?”
Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks are to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Those controlled by sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by sinful nature but by the Spirit if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was at the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.
In him was life, and life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
3. Jesus has overtaken our sinful nature
1 Peter 2:22
Jesus did not sin; neither was deceit found in his mouth.
We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be brought to nothing so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
But thanks be to God that you who were once slaves of sin set us free from sin and have become slaves of righteousness.