“No one understands, no one seeks for god.” Romans 3:11
The Bible is clear about man’s ability to seek after God. Without the leading of the Holy Spirit, no man will seek after God. There is no wiggle room in the Apostle Paul’s use of this Psalm in his letter to the Romans. He quotes Psalm 14:1–3 to drive home his point that things have always been this way. Abraham did not seek after God. He was wandering in the land of Ur and God sought him out. Paul himself was not seeking after the living God. He was murdering Christians and then Jesus sought him out and changed him. You were not seeking after God, yet Jesus has sought you out. He is seeking you out today. As you meditate on this passage today, think about this:
Quiet Your Heart
Sit in silence for a moment and listen to the echo of your heart screaming out, “I’m not helpless. I just need more time and I can figure it out.” Or, “I’m smart and spiritual. I do seek for God. He will help me once I help myself.” Look again at the passage and put your name in for “no one.” You don’t understand! You don’t seek for God!
While this passage yells at our pride, it speaks quietly to our heart, whispering the name of Christ. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God that he might exalt you at the proper time. Christ came to heal the sick, not the healthy. He came to give sight to the blind, and for those poor in Spirit, he will give the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus Christ knows your weakness and ineptitude, and he has sought you out and died on the cross in your place for your sins. Paul says later in Romans 5, “that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Christ has compassion on you even now. If you have yet to come to him today, fall on your knees and cry out to God for mercy. We have been saved, we are being saved, and we will be saved by Christ’s power. All of your striving and searching has led you to this place where you see that “Jesus paid it all, all to him you owe, sin had left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow.”