10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Our next stop simply confirms what we learned on the first. In case you are thinking “Maybe I’m the exception” or “That’s for the ones that don’t live the way I do” or even “I’ve always faithfully attended church so that makes me righteous”. It does not matter where you came from, how you’ve lived or how well or how poorly you behaved in your lifetime, we all start out exactly the same way. That is as a sinner.
Remember sin is anything displeasing to God who is the very definition of love. Have you ever gotten angry at someone? Have you ever said something offensive? Have you ever just been a bad mood? These are all things displeasing to God. You don’t have to be a murderer or a thief to be a sinner. But you can be. Yes, even those that have been the vilest people have the exact same opportunity as people that have lived their lives helping others. That’s the beauty of God’s love. It applies to everyone.
Think of it this way. We are all children of God. If you have a child, you love that child. They don’t always behave the way you want them too, but you still love them. There is just sometimes we can help them to do better but sometimes it gets out of our control to be able to change things. This is like what God has done for us. He has provided a solution to our sin problem, but we have to take what is offered in order to solve it.
A roadside country church where everyone is someone and Jesus Christ is Lord
Fair Haven Independent Baptist Church