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There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none that understandeth, There is none that seeketh after God. (Romans 3:10-11)
Sort of an extreme graphic, isn’t it? But it’s a pretty extreme verse. Put your face at the bottom of this list and you’ll find a whole new perspective on the way God views mankind.
Like most Americans, I get in that frame of mind where I think I’m doing pretty okay. I’m basically a good person. I can always look around and find someone worse than me. But our best isn’t good enough. Isaiah says our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Nothing we do can make God see us as clean. That’s why he had to send his Son to die. Yeah, that’s a pretty extreme solution. It underscores a pretty extreme problem.
It is only by the blood of Christ that we can be good enough to get into Heaven. In other words, it’s not us at all. It’s all him.
I’m pretty glad I’ve been snatched off this list and put on a different one–the Lamb’s Book of Life. Have you?