As it is written:
“There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one. Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips”; whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
– Romans 3:10-18
I was one of those “church kids.” I grew up going to church. Some of my earliest memories are church pre-school and churchy kid’s songs. In fact, I still remember the words three decades later. The problem with being a church kid is that you don’t realize that passages like this apply to you. You know them, but they apply to other “unrighteous” people. But the scary reality is, the Gospel’s power is inhibited in your life until you rightly recognize your deep personal need for God’s forgiving grace, too.
“None,” “not one,” “all.” That’s me too. I’m so grateful for God’s grace in allowing me to stray so that I could comprehend my need for His gracious forgiveness.
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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