Not even one

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 53 (day one)
“There is no one who does good, not even one”  (vs 3)  “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  (Romans 3:23)  It is ultimately a great comfort.  It isn’t just me.  Not just you.  Every human on the planet has the same problem before a holy God.  “Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt.”  (Psalm 53:3)  Our reading and reflection (Psalm 53) was a well-known passage to the Jewish nation.  Over time,  it came to be applied mainly to the enemies of Israel.  See vs 4.  1000 years later, the Apostle Paul applies it in a larger way.  He includes the Jewish people in God’s judgement on the race for sin.  Paul declares that we are all sinners.  All in need of the righteousness that comes through “faith in Jesus Christ’.  (Romans 3:22)  First judgement, then comfort, God’s verdict is that none of us are righteous apart from Christ.  Not even one.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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