Thursday, 26 November 2020
Ecclesiastes 7:20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.
Whoah! Where did that one come from? From Solomon's observations of the world and from the wisdom with which he had been supernaturally endowed.
The key word here is 'never'. It isn't that there aren't good people around, who do many good things a lot of the time. It is simply a practical observation that, being human, even the most apparently perfect, generous, humble, nice person sometimes sins.
What are they going to do about it? Pretend that it didn't happen? Hope that no-one was watching? Try to offset it with lots of good things?
The Bible is very clear:
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The only way out of sin is Jesus. Do you know him yet?