“There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.” Romans 3:10-11
No one is righteous, no one understands, no one seeks God. We cannot meet God’s standards by our own efforts. If we defend ourselves and commend ourselves as being worthy of God’s attention, we disqualify ourselves from his grace. Yet when we acknowledge we aren’t righteous, haven’t understood God’s ways and haven’t sought God, we have opened the way to receive his grace. Grace that is abundant, free and life-changing. Grace that removes our guilt and shame.