July 27th, 2017
No Good Man
Ecclesiastes 7:20 (KJB) For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
To call a man good is to call God a liar for only God sets the standard that which is good.
Mankind falls way short of being considered anything even remotely close to good. Mankind is naturally in opposition, or in disagreement, with the goodness of God. Man’s heart is only evil from birth as every person is born with a desperately wicked heart condition.
Even if a man desired to be good or do good his weak flesh and dark heart could not cooperate in an assent to do good works in the long term. The only way mankind can eternally accomplish any good is to have the spiritual presence of God at work in his softened heart.
So, if you think you alone have goodness at work in your life, you are sadly mistaken. Only God is good and only He can be good and virtuous. Mankind can be used as a vessel of honor, through the indwelling power and presence of God, but man can never stand “spiritually tall” according to his own merit or perceived power in this world.
The natural born man is sinfully wicked and led astray by the power of darkness. There is nothing good at work inside him. Only the supernatural presence and power of God can usher in any goodness and grace and keep him on righteous course in this world and forever in the eternal realm.