Should we scour the whole face of the earth and cross all barriers of time to search through all the years of human history, in search of a righteous man, we should find none except for the Man Christ Jesus. Both Jews and Gentiles of every nation are fallen and sunk in sin to the point that there is “none who seeks after God” (verse 11). We cannot trust in the merits of mere men or in our own righteousness to be declared just in the courtroom of God
And we pray:
God, help us to feel the force of that statement, “There is none righteous, no not one. ” Let us not think of it lightly, as if it meant, “No one’s perfect, but that’s no big problem after all. ” Far from it! Our sinful state required the blood of your dear Son before we could be made righteous in Him. Teach us, we pray, to walk in Your righteous Law but to trust our eternity to a righteousness not our own (that of Your Son – Jesus). Amen.