Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins. Ecclesiastes 7:20
This is the first verse that I mentioned last Sunday. The verse reminds us that all have sinned. This is echoed by Paul in the New Testament when he says, “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:22-24
I wish I could say I was perfect, for this fits by perfectionist personality type. But I’m not. Actually, I’m quite far from perfection. So what’s the big deal. If all have sinned, aren’t we all in the same boat? You bet. When you stack up God’s holiness next to our sinfulness, we all fall short. We all need to be saved if we are to have a hope of being in God’s presence. We’ll talk more about this in the next few posts.
Until the next post…