Pristine Grace

There is None that Doeth Good
by Drew Dietz
There is None that Doeth Good

“Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness;  but a faithful man who can find?” (Proverbs 20:6)

    Yes indeed, most will mention just how good they are, how religious and how they have done this or that for God.  What a joke: “there is none that doeth good, no, NOT one”!  The Pharisee stood with himself and proclaimed in the presence of God and in the sight of men just how he was so thankful that he was not like the poor man standing afar off from him.  Jehu tells one man to come with him and see how much zeal he had for God then in the same chapter we learn that he sinned is so many ways similar to Jeroboam (2 Kings 10).  Add your name and my name to those who far too often do things “to be seen of men”.  But thanks be to God that the Lord Jesus Christ is that true and faithful witness and God has seen fit to accept His faithfulness for our unworthiness, His unchanging commitment towards all the elect for their unfaithfulness!  We have no goodness to proclaim.  He is the sum and substance of all Good and all Goodness!  He is faithful that promised; therefore we can trust Him for everything we need both in this world and in the world to come.  Let the potsherds strive with one another about who is better; let us rather proclaim His infinite goodness and faithfulness to the likes of us who possess neither, in and of ourselves.