David hits a big nerve when he remarks that “all have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no-one who does good, not even one.” - Psalm 14:3
Most of us, who consider ourselves “good” people feel uncomfortable with this statement – surely, David is not thinking of us? We are good people!
Well, actually he was!
The Apostle Paul even confirms this thinking, when he writes:
“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23
This is the very reason why we need Jesus. Jesus becomes our rescuer, saviour and redeemer. It is Jesus who recognises our plight and it is through his death that we know our sins are paid for.
Acknowledging that we belong to the category of ALL is significant for us – it means that in humility we can ask God to forgive us and free us from our destructive natures. God's grace applies to ALL who are willing to receive it.
Living in Grace