there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good, not even one.” Romans 3:11-12
This is perhaps the most understated verse in the New Testament. Of course none of us understand God! It’s what makes God, well, God.
If we did understand it all and have it all figured out, there would be no need of God in our lives. The very fact we have questions in our lives can actually help us draw us closer to God because we’re able to say with absolute certainty that we don’t have it all figured out.
Now, many of us act like we know the mind of God and have it all figured out but we’re delude ourselves so often.
The second verse is interesting to me. Apart from living in Christ, this is wholly true. Yes, many of us do good things (and there are many passages of Scripture that implore us to do good things), but what we do really is no comparison to the Ultimate Good that Christ did for us on the cross. The problem comes when we believe that the many good acts we do outweigh the sin in our lives.